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Does not shut off when tank full, water leaks all over the floor if I don't watch it constantly


Sounds like the float valve inside tank may be stuck in closed position. Calcium buildup is very common. Good luck Juliana. Unplug and empty tank of any water and look for the float valve it should be near top of tank. Use a small bucket and mix vinegar and water and brush. Scrub that valve. Clean it up

Jul 13, 2016 | Windchaser Dehumidifiers

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Empty bucket,put back in, unit won't restart


this is a very ,very common complaint I get from folks on these , seems the shutoff float is most times part of the bucket (you take it with you to M/T tank) and it gets a little molested in the fervor(splashing) of getting a heavy tank over to M/T out , a few minutes of looking careful at it (top of tank) and most folks figure out what went wrong with it and snap it back where it goes correctly ( most machines use this same switch to confirm presents of tank installed) this makes it proof positive that there's a tank to drain water in instead of going all over the floor
and option is to convert the unit for constant M/T tube most units come with a kit for this

Jul 19, 2015 | Dehumidifiers

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De500 pump failure


I agree with Mike Kolbay's earlier very complete answer. The water intake to the pump is quite narrow, and clogs easily with accumulated lint and bacterial muck. While the covers are off the machine, thoroughly clean the drip tray and all the water passages. A piece of crud the size of your smallest fingernail can cause water to overflow onto the floor, rather than going into the tank.

Sep 06, 2012 | DeLonghi DE500 Dehumidifier

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No water goes into storage tank


If by "no water goes into the storage tank", you mean it does not appear to be removing any humidity. Then you will need to do the following as, there are 5 basic, but solvable reason for what you described. Please pay particular attention to numbers 1 & 22

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 32-35%. If you have manually controlled
model, set the control knob on Maximum.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, & Unplug the
Unit, before removing to inspect & clean it, if necessary. If washed,
allow filter to completely dry before reinstalling. DO NOT operate
the unit without the filter.

3. Obstructed air flow. Maintain a minimum of 12 to 18" of clear air
space around the entire unit.

4. Cooling coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Use warm water & dish washing liquid to
clean the coils. Rinse and wipe dry. Apply a light coating of WD40 to the coils.

5. Ambient air temperature at floor level is between 40 - 60 degrees.
dehumidifiers do not work well between those temperatures
(Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder
level
in basement applications. Raising the unit up off the floor,
onto a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that can handle the weight
of the unit, plus a full tank of water, will usually resolve this
problem.

If none of the above solves the problem, it may be a case of the compressor needs to be recharged with refrigerant gas or that the humidity condenser sensor has failed. These things usually occur in units that are 5 years old or older. It's rare in a unit younger than that. But, it can happen.


Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Jul 11, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

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The water is not going into the collection tank and just leaking all over the floor


When you pull the tank out and look on top-right of the underside of the machine, (image being on top of the tank while it's sitting in the dehumidifier), can you see the nozzle properly sitting there? Imagining that the collection tank is inside of the machine, the water should be dripping directly out of that nozzle, into the tank. Also make sure that nothing is attached to that nozzle, cause the water to be redirected elsewhere.

Aug 04, 2010 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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Water in the floor


Not sure what you are calling the "collector". Most of the time, problems like this are caused by a build up of gunk at the point where the water, which has condensed and dripped down into a tray, leave the try and is suppose to go either into the water bucket or out the drain hose if that is attached. Because this area gets plugged up, the water has to go some where else, which results in leakage over the side of aforementioned tray.
The best solution is to remove all the covers to get to this drain area and clean it out, but that is a pain to do. I'd suggest trying to run a pipe cleaner or nylon wire tie back up into the area where the water is suppose to leave the dehumidifier on it's way to the bucket or hose. Flushing some water back that way with a turkey baster might work also, but would result in some splashing, causing a little additional temporary leakage.

Jul 26, 2009 | Maytag M7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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Amcor tc100 started to leak on the floor but is still working


Ive had same issue with this machine. i opened it up and cleaned the plastic channels leading into the tank. Dust can collect and block these channels, diverting the water onto the floor. This cleared that problem, but now the fan is not working, so im hunting for one going cheap...?

Jan 12, 2009 | Dehumidifiers

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Water dripping outside the collector


I think that there is a 90 degree bend in the outlet on the bottom right front side of the collection tray that gets pluged with dirt, line etc. You can see this when you remove the collection container from the unit. I used a small piece of wire to clean out the hole and now the water goes into the tank and not onto the floor.

Aug 24, 2008 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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Water tank still gets full when connected to floor drain


Check the fitting where you connect the drain hose to. It may have a plastic seal that must be cleared out in order to use the hose drain. The plastic seal can be easily punched out.

Jun 07, 2008 | Danby DDR600R Silhouette Dehumidifier

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