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"bucket full" indicator on - running a hose

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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  • Tonylube Oct 28, 2007

    The full model # is 580.54701400

  • Tonylube Oct 30, 2007

    Thanks Mike.  I suspect the power board as well since I rarely touched the control panel.  Any suggestions on how to disassemble the unit and find the power board?

  • Tonylube Nov 30, 2007

    Hello again, well, it's been over a month since my initial posting and about a month since I ordered the part and I'm still waiting for it. I ordered it through Appliance Factory Parts and I can't believe the horrible customer service I've been receiving. Twice now I called. They claim the part is on back order, take my info and say, "I'll call the factory and call you back with a status". Then - nothing; I have to call again and remind them they were supposed to call me. I finally cancelled the order and will be searching for another source. I just wanted to let others know not to deal with them if at all possible.

  • Tonylube Dec 21, 2007

    Well, almost 2 months after my initial posting, I fixed the problem using the suggestions from FixYa.com which basically dismantling a good portion of the unit and replacing the PCB board. Thank you so much.

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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.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Oct 25, 2007

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    Michael Lindley Oct 25, 2007

    The model number tag should be on the rear of the machine behind the bucket.

    Thanks/Mike

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 29, 2007

    Thanks for the model number.

    The 580 series was built by Goldstar as opposed to the 106 series built by Whirlpool. The only real difference in them is the technical support is almost non-existant from Goldstar.

    You have a display board that has the push buttons and LED's on it and the main power board. There are no tests or readings put out to diagnose whether you have a stuck switch or failed power board. My experience with these units tells me it is most likely a power board problem. Since you had a full bucket indicator when the bucket was empty I believe the power board is sending incorrect signals to the display.

    The part number for the main board is 6871A10141D

    The display board is 6871A20482A

    These are the part numbers off of the wiring diagram you will find under the cover of the machine.

    Post back if you have any more questions.

    Thanks/Mike

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 30, 2007

    Remove the bucket and pull out the air filter

    Remove the 2 screws that hold the front grill

    Pull the grill forward and upward

    Remove the 6 screws that hold the rear grill

    Remove the screw that holds the control box and the 8 screws that hold the cabinet

    Remove the cabinet

    Remove the ground wire that grounds the control box

    Remove the screw that holds the control box and unhook the box.

    By the time you get this far you should have found the wiring diagram that has all this information I am giving you (funny they put the disassembly instructions inside the machine)

    The main control has one screw that holds it to the box. just unhook the wires and remove the screw and install the new board. Reverse proceedure for re-assembely.

    Let me know how it works out or if you need any more help.

    Thanks/Mike

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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.

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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.

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We had a hose attached to empty into a drain, but the hose came loose. Now it won't run because it shows the bucket is full.


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