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No water in bucket

We just bought this new dehumidifier after leaks came into house due to ice damming. Have been running it for 2 days and thus far not a drop of water has appeared in the bucket. Is this because it's winter and too dry? Or did we buy a bum unit? Is there any way to test the dehumidifier other than simply running it normally? We put a bowl of water and a wet towel near the unit--still, no water has appeared in the bucket and the wet towel is still a little damp after 24 hours. Thank you!

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Possible that the cooling fins have frosted over...this happens when a cold surface appears in a humid room that does not have enough heat to prevent the freeze-up on the fins. If you look at the fins (above the water bucket), you may see the frost. One solution is to turn up heat in room, followed by placing a fan to blow air through fins if still frosted. If you do not have a frost problem, then ensure compressor is running. If comp is running, then return dead unit.

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