I found the bucket full indicator flashing, but I have a hose hookup. I unplugged the re-plugged the AC, which got me nothing - no lights, sounds.
I left it plugged in and went back to it after a couple of hours. The fan speed (High) LED was lit and the humidity indicator showed two dashes. Pressing the power button didn't do anything. Suggestions?
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Re: "bucket full" indicator on - running a hose
Since you have had 2 seemingly unrelated symptoms it is almost sure you have had a power board failure. If you post back with the complete model number we will try to check everything and see what we can come up with.
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If the water bucket has not been emptied the until will not start. If it has, be sure that the bucket was reinstalled properly in the holder and is making contact with the Water Level Control Switch on the back wall, inside of the bucket holder. The bucket should be installed "squarely" into the holder from top to bottom. The bottom of the bucket should not tilt down at the bottom when installed properly.
usually happens when either the Float Valve in the bucket is stuck in
the UP position (if yours is so equipped. Jiggle it to get it to return
to the DOWN position.
If you humidifier's bucket is not so
equipped. It's usually an indication that the bucket was not
reinstalled properly, after it was removed. To check and correct this,
turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. Remove the
bucket and reinsert it, making sure that it fits "squarely" in the
bucket holder from Top to Bottom. Once installed, make sure the bottom
of the bucket is not tilted down in any way. Plug the unit back in and
turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. If it was reinstalled correctly,
the bucket full light should have gone off and the unit will run as it
should, if the humidity extraction level is set low enough.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
This usually happens when either the Float Valve in the bucket is stuck in the UP position (if yours is so equipped. Jiggle it to get it to return to the DOWN position.
If you humidifier's bucket is not so equipped. That's usually an indication that the bucket was not reinstalled properly, after it was removed. To check and correct this, turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. Remove the bucket and reinsert it, making sure that it fits "squarely" in the bucket holder from Top to Bottom. Once installed, make sure the bottom of the bucket is not tilted down in any way. Plug the unit back in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. If it was reinstalled correctly, the bucket full light should have gone off and the unit will run as it should, if the humidity extraction level is set low enough.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Generally, the buckets on these units can be a little finicky. Especially, if the bucket is not installed properly. In other words, if the bucket doesn't trip the safety switch, when it's out in place and the "bucket full" indicator will remain on and the unit will not run. I suspect the hose attached to the bucket may have gotten the bucket slightly out of place and it's not triggering the safety switch. Turn the unit off, and reinstall the bucket,. Then turn the unit back ON. Make sure there is a little slack in the hose from the unit to the where ever you're draining the water to. In other words, the hose should not be pulling on the bucket.
As I said, they can be a little finicky, so be patient reinstalling the bucket. As it may take several tries, before you get it right.
Was the hose attached to the bucket or directly attached to the inside of the humidifier? If it was to the bucket, the hose may have slightly pulled the bucket out of place, disengaging the safety switch. Unplug the unit and wait 5 minutes. Then plug the unit back in. Turn it to ON and remove the bucket and carefully reinstall it. You should hear a "click" sound when it's properly in place and the unit should start back up,
I have found this issue to be pretty common on alot of LG dehumidifiers. Try and reseat the bucket so the left and right sides where the bucket meets the dehumidifier are both flush with the dehumidifier. The issue usually is you will notice that the left side sticks out a little farther than the right side. If this is the case that means the bucket s not fully engaged with the sensor and it will keep running even when the bucket is full. If you reseat the bucket and both sides are not even try reseating it again until both sides are flush. Once they are flush let t run and keep an eye on it the first time running it like this. You should notice the full bucket light when the bucket is full now. If you found this solution helpful please rate it.
I have a LG model LHD65EBL that first started icing up along the top edge during humid days. After several months of this, it finally stopped working and displayed CH01 with the bucket full indicator flashing.
I took apart the dehumidifier, removed the temperature sensor from the coil and rubbed it between my fingers. I then plugged in the unit and it started right up, confirming either a sensor or other circuit problem related to that sensor. For my model unit, I ordered sensor assembly #6877A30013L from RepairClinic.com for $21.75 + shipping.
When I received the assembly, I measured the new and old sensor with an ohm meter: new sensor = 5.5KOhms, old, defective sensor = 5.34KOhms. I installed the new sensor assembly and the unit is working fine.
Just because the bucket full indicator is flashing along with an error code does not mean there is a problem with the bucket full switch.