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I have a old Kenmore 40 dehumidifier and the pan light is on. So, I checked the pan and there is only small amount of water. I dumped it and put the pan back and the light is still on. The light goes off when I turn the dehumidifier on.

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That is normal. Check the little lever inside the bucket to see if it is moving freely.

There is a little red button that you can see inside the left front side (looking at the unit) when you remove the bucket. Press the button to see if it is sticking.

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