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Unit collects water but periodically continues running despite full bucket which is flush in unit, what could be causing this it doesn't happen everytime.

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There is a floater switch on the machine over the bucket (and sometimes in it). the floater tells the machine that the bucket is full. if the floater is stuck, the machine will assume that the bucket is not yet full, and will continue to run. check that floater switch with the bucket out. you may need to press in the bucket switch so the machine thinks the bucket is in. then lift the floater and see if it stops running. if not, the switch is bad.

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The full bucket light stays on yet no water is collected


if water full light stays on the compressor wont start and remove water from air , investigate why light stays on ? is bucket really full? is sensor knocked out of its fragile holder ? is bucket all the way inside machine so that sensor is connected ?

Jul 04, 2014 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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Bucket full light blinking, code 01


Assuming you have already emptied the bucket (?), the bucket may not have been reinstalled properly. When this happens, you get what you described. Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Remove the water collection bucket an reinstall it, so the it fits "squarely" into the bucket holder from top to bottom. It needs to make firm contact with the bucket removal safety switch on the left rear wall of the bucket holder. The bucket should not tilt down at the bottom when installed properly. Plug the cord back in and turn the unit ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35%. If installed properly, the unit should turn ON within 5 seconds.

If the above does not solve the problem, the bucket safety removal switch may be broken. Remove the bucket and try activating it with your finger while the bucket is removed. If the unit doesn't start within a fem seconds, the switch is bad and should be replaced.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 15, 2011 | LG LD65EL Dehumidifier

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It says it is full and there is no water in there and it will not run because it thinks it is full]


Usually when this occurs, the unit "thinks it's full', because either the water collection bucket is not installed properly or the float valve (if you model has one) in the top of the bucket, is stuck in the "UP' position.

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Remove the water collection bucket and check for the float valve. If it's stuck in the UP position, jiggle the handle to make it return to the DOWN position. Then reinstall the bucket, being sure that it fits into it's holder "squarely" from top to bottom and is making firm contact with the Bucket Safety Removal Switch on the rear wall of the bucket holder. If installed properly, the bottom of the bucket should not tilt down at all. Plug the unit in and turn it ON. If everything was done correctly, the Full Bucket Light should not illuminate.

Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 11, 2011 | Fedders R6DH45X Dehumidifier

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Light says tank is full, but it is not. i've turned it over but no water runs out. how can i get it started? is there a reset button?


This problem is generally caused by improper installation of the water collection bucket. In not installed properly, the bucket will not make contact with bucket removal safety switch.
When installing the bucket, be sure that you seat it "squarely" from top to bottom into the bucket holder. The bottom of the bucket should not tilt down in any way.

Another cause ( if your unit has one ) is the float valve in the top of the water collection bucket is stuck in the UP position. Which indicates to the units electronics, that the bucket is full.
Remove the bucket and look at the top of it. You may see what appears to be a plastic lever contraption, that is the float valve. If it appears to be in the UP position, jiggle the rod to get it to return to the down position.

I hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 25, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Unit shows full bucket whe bucket is empty and shuts off


I beleive the model you have, has a float valve in the top of the water collection bucket. If it's stuck in the 'UP' position, it would cause the Bucket Full Light to glow. Remove the bucket form it's holder and determine if the bucket does have the float valve. If so, jiggle the float valve arm to get it to return to the Down position.

If the unit doesn't have a float valve, installing the bucket "squarely" into it's holder from top to bottom is very important. If the bucket does not make firm contact with the bucket removal safety switch (A trigger switch), it will cause the unit to think the bucket is full. After reinstalling the bucket, be sure that the bottom of the bucket is not tilted down in any way.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Jul 08, 2011 | Kenmore 53509 Dehumidifier

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Doesn't collect water in bucket but runs all the


There are 5 basic things that can cause this problem. All are solvable.

1. The humidity extraction level is set to high. Lower it to 32-35%.

2. Air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Turn unit OFF, remove and 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 F. Dehumidifiers do not work
well between those temperatures (Unless, you have a Low Temp Unit). This applies mainly to
basement applications, where the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level.
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 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. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 18, 2011 | Whirlpool AD25BBK Dehumidifier

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Our dehumidifier has formed a sheet of ice amongst the coils and will no longer pull moisture from the air. The hole from which the water drips is completely iced over. It is 70degrees in the room and...


Turn the unit OFF and unplug it from the wall. Allow it to thoroughly thaw and remove the humidifiers cabinet to expose the cooling coils. Clean those thoroughly and coat with a very light coating of WD40. Reassemble the humidifier and turn it ON. Set your humidity control at 50% and allow the unit to run for at least one hour. Check for water collection in the bucket and for any signs of icing, after one hour. If water is in the collection bucket and no signs of icing, lower the humidity to 45% and continue. If you not any signs of icing, watch the unit, as you need to know if it automatically goes into defrost mode. The compressor should shut off, but the fan will continue to run until defrosting is completed. If it doesn't the auto defrost sensor has failed and will need to be replaced.
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Hope this helps you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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No water collecting in bucket.


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There are many reasons for a dehumidifier tto not work or collect water.
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Attached a pump to drain collected water. The


the water should still collect into the tank. the dehumidifier had a float switch that shut the unit off when the tank is full. In turn it should have a second switch, probably a float switch that turns the pump on and off so that the pump doesnt continue to run when there is no moisture in the tank

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