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Dehumidifier goes off after winter break

I had my unit turned off for the winter. Last year and this year when I turn it on for the firlst time it goes on for 3 seconds and goes off. I cannot get it to go on again. Last year I brought it to service and they chrged me $93.00. I DO NOT want to put another$ 93.00 into it. Now I think they ripped me off and maybe it is not a problem at all. Maybe I am doing soemthing wrong.

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There are two reasons that it should turn off. Either the humidity level is at the setting off the humidistat control switch or the bucket is full. The only other thing I can think of is that the motor is overheating.

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