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Essick 1208 has F fill light that will not go away. This causes the fan to shut down and also will not allow adjustments to humidity settings. Ideas?

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If the light your referring to is the indicator for the bucket to need emptying , this is a very common fault to have on lots of dehumidifiers , its caused by the float sensor in the bucket to b slightly out of place , as it senses using a magnet to trigger a hidden switch , id look carefully at float and id bet its just not exactly right sitting in its slot to pivot on

Posted on Dec 16, 2016

Testimonial: "Sorry for the miscommunication. The Essick 1208 is a Humidifer, not the opposite. It keeps telling me to fill it, then it turns itself off, even though the reservoir is full. I have replaced the filters and cleaned the unit thoroughly. I am suspecting a sensor.."

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  • Thomas Upton Dec 16, 2016

    One more comment: I went ahead and bypassed the micro-switch that transmits the float message of F. Now it works perfectly. .... (success)........

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2016

    How did you bypass the micro-switch? I'm having the same problem.

  • Kathy Bell
    Kathy Bell Feb 05, 2017

    I had the same problem. I took an index card to make the switch area larger. Just fold an index card tape and slide over the switch contact area. Bad design on this.

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