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Motor burn out

Dehumidifier bucket has mold growth in the bucket and now the motor has broken or burnt out. Is this a connected problem or was this the start of the signs of it about to breakdown?

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I think so. I believe the motor failed while there was water in the bucket. Over time the mold started growing, it was consuming the dirt on the inside of the bucket and utilizing the water contained therein.

Posted on May 30, 2014

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This error code indicates that the problem is most likely a shorted defrost thermistor or possibly a pinched wire going to the thermistor. You will need to replace the sensor assembly - part # 6877A30013L. The Sears website has it listed for 9.99 + shipping. The humidity sensor & defrost thermistor come together in a wiring harness that plugs onto the main circuit board. It is fairly simple to repair. Just remove the front & rear grill & the metal cabinet. Remove the thermistor from the copper tube on the cooling lines; remove the humidity sensor from the front of the evaporator; pull the wire plug off the bucket switch; & remove the small 7 pin plug from the main circuit board inside the metal control box. Reverse procedure to install new sensor assembly.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Dehumidifier Error?

Same problem with Goldstar model DH404EY7 -- stop code 01 on startup, bucket full light blinks (drains to floor).

Replaced the main controller board to fix it.

For my model dehumidifer the part # is 6871A20888A, and cost $77.44 (not counting shipping) from Appliance Factory Parts. The Appliance Factory Parts web site also provides parts breakdown (exploded parts diagram) diagrams and service manuals in PDF form.

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: The dehumidifier runs but no water is in the bucket

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Posted on May 05, 2010

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Posted on Jul 13, 2010

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BLEACH & WATER 10:1 solution.

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There are many reasons for a dehumidifier tto not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4662409-dehumidifier_running_but_no_water_in

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