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Bucket Full light stays on but bucket is not full

Been running fine all summer and last year as well. Today the "bucket full" light comes on. I am not really using the bucket, since it is draining into a hose, but I removed and reinserted the bucket anyway. No go. I removed the bucket and manually held in the red bucket-position button - still no go. If the machine has been off for a while, when I turn it on the fan will start for about 2 seconds then shut down with the bucket full light and 5 beeps repeated 3 times. Is this a diagnostic beep code and if so what does it mean? My next step would be to remove the switch and short the wires together (assuming that pushing in the button closes the contacts) or removing the wires (assuming that pushing the button opens the contacts. Any other suggestions?

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Peter W. Avery

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  • pwavery Oct 02, 2009

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    I removed the switch and shorted the wires - still no go. This sounds to me more like the compressor or control unit. Besides the 3 sets of 5 beeps, the display marked Present chows a code CH and the display marked Set shows 01. Does anyone know what these codes mean?

    Thanks again...

    Peter

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