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Not collecting water

I read through the issues others were having with their 54501 NOT collecting water, but I still have no solution to this problem. I cleaned the filter, but I am not sure how to check if there might be a problem with the fan. The issue started with the unit being noisy. It was still collecting water, so I didn't worry about it. However, it is no longer collecting water, and I used to dump the bucket every other day. It does run from time to time, but it collects nothing! Is there something I can check to troubleshoot the issue??? I have the same problem! How convienant the warranty was up 2 weeks ago.

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I am still unsure here if your saying that the fan motor is running with the compressor or not? can you clear this up for me.

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