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No lights, won't turn on

Less than two years old. When I plug it in, no lights come on but can hear one slight beep sound.

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  • dsquared1 Nov 04, 2007

    I have the exact same issue. I have it completely disassembled. Must be electronic problem or the power supply. No fuse in the power supply.

  • stella54 Dec 07, 2007

    same here, won't turn on, one slight beep, 9 months old and can't find the owners manual.

  • bill706 Feb 10, 2008

    Same problem - on similar model - 53701 Kenmore - won't turn on - no lights at all when I plug it in. Overflow switch tests fine

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    Same problem - plug in the dehumidifier, nothing lights up - do get a faint beep. Worked just fine last year!

  • cfd81 Jul 08, 2008

    Same thing happening with mine. Problem started a few weeks after I bought the unit. Unplugged it and let it sit for a year. I forgot about the issue and plugged it in and it ran fine. Filled the tank in about 4 hours. Emptied the tank and an hour later it shut off. No lights but a soft beep when unit is plugged. I took it apart to check the fuse and it is fine.

    Any other suggestions?



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I had same symptom on DH404EY7, a beep but no lights, and no other noise. Disassembled and checked fuse - was OK and put it back in. Then brushed all the dust from the exposed side of the control and display board (need to first remove the front panel). I noticed there was some corrosion between the solder balls where the 10+ wire harness connects. I gently scratched between the solder balls with a screwdriver and plugged it back in again. I held the power button for about ten seconds. It powered up and gave lights. Indicated ON. Some buttons still don't work but at least it now runs. Can change humidity but can't change fan speed.

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I suggest checking the fuse on the circuit board.

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