Question about Comfort-Aire Dehumidifiers
The light indicating it is full and the water needs emptied stays on all the time
Posted by Anonymous on
Don't know your model specifically, but most dehumidifiers have a float that shuts the system down when the tank is full. Maybe the float is not going up and down like it should. With the power off and the tank out, see if the float is descending like it should when the tank is out. Popping it up and down a few times might solve the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Just you have two choice when the "warning light" light illuminates...
a. When the internal water tank is not properly installed inside the cabinet.
b. When the internal water tank is full.Water tank must be emptied and replaced back in the cabinet before normal operating conditions can resume.
Proper installation of the water tank is crucial in maintaining reliable dehumidifier operation.
The water tank holds accumulated condensed water routed from the evaporator (cooling) coil during dehumidifier operation.The water level inside the tank is controlled by a float switch mechanism that automatically stops dehumidifier operation when the water level reaches a predetermined level.
When the water tank is full and /or incorrectly positioned inside the cabinet, the (water full) red light flashes and a signal (beep) sounds for 10 seconds.This condition results in the immediate shut down of the dehumidifying system. (compressor cycle terminated, however the fan motor will continue to operate) The water tank must be emptied and/or correctly re-positioned before dehumidifier operation can resume
NOTE: It may take several minutes before operating conditions resume. This is normal.
IMPORTANT: Never tamper with or attempt to defeat the float switch mechanism. (as this will result in flooding)
Hope this helps; keep us updated.
Posted on Jul 03, 2011
It's generally cased by the bucket not being installed properly. Therefor, the bucket removal safety switch is not being triggered by the bucket, when it's reinstalled. Also, if you bucket has a float valve in the top of the bucket, it may be stuck in the 'UP' position. Is so, jiggle the float handle until it returns to the 'DOWN' position.
Reinstall the bucket so that it fits "squarely" into the holder from top to bottom. The bottom should not tilt down at all.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot & solve the problem.
Posted on Jul 18, 2011
In the water bucket is a float assm. scale forms on the assm. and causes it to stick. Remove the float assm. and carefully remove the scale. Should start working again once done. If not you may have to replace it.
Posted on Mar 11, 2013
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