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Empty bucket light is on and dehumidifier will not run

Upon being plugged in, my dehumidifier comes on, works for a few seconds and then shuts off leaving the empty bucket light on, and its completely empty.

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The float switch for the condensate reservoir (bucket) is malfunctioning.

It's sending a false signal that the bucket is full.

Maybe just stuck and needs cleaning or it may have failed.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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There is likely a switch operated by a float to turn that light on and turn off the compressor, sometimes manufactures use a rubber "O" ring on the float shaft and they can slip. take the cover off the pump and check the float or in some cases one of two floats are used. Once float turns the pump on and off and the second float shuts OFF the compressor and turns ON the full reservior light.

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