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Can you tell me about the "P" readouts?

Can you tell me what the P1 and P2 readouts indicate.
Apparently P2 is a full bucket but I am hooked up to a drain which seems to be working but the container still fills up.
Are there other "P" messages?

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1) As per the manual for my Danby Dehumidifier (Model DDR657EE), the unit may not turn on immediately when powered On (it may take a several minutes). So, generally, it would be normal in your case.

2) 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.

The Service Rep. described the following code for my dehumidifier model (DDR657EE):
P1 = Defrosting: the unit will go into Defrost mode periodically to ensure that the parts are working at the right operating temperature. It should be in Defrost (P1) mode for only a brief period of time. If the unit is in Defrost (P1) mode continuously for a couple of hours (or more), then you should call Danby Service for further assistance.

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He also described other General Codes (applicable to most Dehumidifier/Humidifier models):
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So, generally, if you see P1 periodically (for brief periods), then it would be normal.

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I hope that helps.

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