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Have a manual for Models MDF 30AE - 5OAE - 40AE & 65AE EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE THE "P1" LIGHT COMES ON....THERE IS NOTHING IN MY MANUAL IN REGARDS TO THIS. WE UNPLUG IT PLUG IT BACK IN AND IT RESUMES AT WHATEVER HUMIDITY IT IS SET FOR. WHAT IS THE "P1"??? THANK YOU CAROLINE

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SOURCE: The dehumidifier is a MDF-65AE. The top area above

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Danby's Consumer Help Line (1-800-263-2629) is always busy. So, I called their General number: 419-425-8627. The receptionist transferred my call to their Service dept. My call was answered in 2 minutes.

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The Service Rep. described the following code for my dehumidifier model (DDR657EE):
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So, generally, if you see P1 periodically (for brief periods), then it would be normal.

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The Service Rep. described the following code for my dehumidifier model (DDR657EE):
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I hope that helps.

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