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Dehumidifier has shut down

On/off switch does not work. unit was running before it was unplugged, but would not respond to on/off switch. Once power cord was unplugged and replugged, the unit would not turn on.

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The GFCI outlet needed to be reset. There was no problem with the dehumidifier itself.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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