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Unit will run but will not kick in to remove moisture

It will continue to run the fan all the time but does not get any moisture from the air

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The compressor sounds like is not coming on check the refrigerant or check the power to the compressor it could be something as small as a humidistat which will not tell it that we still have humidity like a thermostat

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