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Lhg30 shuts off after a few minutes

The humuidifier starts up fine but shuts off after a minute or two and it wont come back on although the humidity setting is set at max. It can be restarted by turning the switch to off and back on to any setting or by removing and re-inserting the bucket.

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Thanks for the solution, but I already gave up on the problem. I tried changing the main computer box and the sensor assembly, neither of which worked. I scrapped the unit.

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I Have an LG Dehumidifier and water has leaked out to the basement floor, it has a hose that drains into the floor

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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.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Dehumidifier Model 580.52650 Says "Bucket Full" - Wrong

the problem is with the switch which is connected to the float arm, try pulling it manually, it shoud turn on and off your unit if working properly

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Hi..my name is Keith..and your unit has lost is evaporation/cooling capabilities...and its usually do to a freon leak..or the compressor has went out...i would suggest you buying another dehumidifer..i wish i had better news..i hope this has helped and im not always 100% correct..write back with any questions and i will try to help

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