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The device is running but not making any water in the bucket.

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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


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It says it is full and there is no water in there and it will not run because it thinks it is full]

Usually when this occurs, the unit "thinks it's full', because either the water collection bucket is not installed properly or the float valve (if you model has one) in the top of the bucket, is stuck in the "UP' position.

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Remove the water collection bucket and check for the float valve. If it's stuck in the UP position, jiggle the handle to make it return to the DOWN position. Then reinstall the bucket, being sure that it fits into it's holder "squarely" from top to bottom and is making firm contact with the Bucket Safety Removal Switch on the rear wall of the bucket holder. If installed properly, the bottom of the bucket should not tilt down at all. Plug the unit in and turn it ON. If everything was done correctly, the Full Bucket Light should not illuminate.

Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 11, 2011 | Fedders R6DH45X Dehumidifier

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Light says tank is full, but it is not. i've turned it over but no water runs out. how can i get it started? is there a reset button?

This problem is generally caused by improper installation of the water collection bucket. In not installed properly, the bucket will not make contact with bucket removal safety switch.
When installing the bucket, be sure that you seat it "squarely" from top to bottom into the bucket holder. The bottom of the bucket should not tilt down in any way.

Another cause ( if your unit has one ) is the float valve in the top of the water collection bucket is stuck in the UP position. Which indicates to the units electronics, that the bucket is full.
Remove the bucket and look at the top of it. You may see what appears to be a plastic lever contraption, that is the float valve. If it appears to be in the UP position, jiggle the rod to get it to return to the down position.

I hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 25, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Dehumidifier will run but the bucket won't fill. Is there a way to run my model without the bucket? I have a maytag m7dh4582a and do not have my manual. Could their be something else wrong with it?

Is it producing water or not??? If no water is being produced, then check out this tip...

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

If you are making water and it is just going all over the place then, the little spout coming off the bottom of the coil, that runs the water into the bucket is clogged with dirt and you just need to take a small toothpick or knife and work the dirt out of the spout...


Jul 23, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Says water tank is full when I plug it in

Turn the unit OFF and unplug it. Remove the water collection bucket. Look inside to see if there is a float valve device near the top of the tank.If there is, it's stuck in the UP position. Jiggle it, to make it return to the DOWN position. Once it goes down, reinsert it into the bucket holder.

If your unit does not have a Float Valve, when you reinsert it back into it's holder, it has to trigger the bucket removal safety switch. To make sure it does that, insert "squarely" in the bucket holder making sure that it's square from top to bottom. The bottom of the tank should not tilt downward, if it is inserted properly.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 19, 2011 | Amana D545M Dehumidifier

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Full light is on and therefore it will not run even though there is no water in the container.

Generally, when this occurs, it is a result of misalignment of the placement of the water collection bucket. Remove the bucket, an reinstall it into the dehumidifier making sure that it makes proper contact with the bucket safety trigger switch. If you do this while the unit is turned ON and the humidity extraction level is set low enough, the compressor will turn ON when the bucket is properly installed. Also, check the float valve in the bucket (if yours has one) to make sure it is not stuck in the 'UP' position.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Jun 07, 2011 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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The dehumidifier will not run. It has power to the control panel but the "bucket full" light is flashing RED. We have a hose hooked up to the unit to drain the water and we have check the bucket...

Generally, the buckets on these units can be a little finicky. Especially, if the bucket is not installed properly. In other words, if the bucket doesn't trip the safety switch, when it's out in place and the "bucket full" indicator will remain on and the unit will not run. I suspect the hose attached to the bucket may have gotten the bucket slightly out of place and it's not triggering the safety switch. Turn the unit off, and reinstall the bucket,. Then turn the unit back ON. Make sure there is a little slack in the hose from the unit to the where ever you're draining the water to. In other words, the hose should not be pulling on the bucket.

As I said, they can be a little finicky, so be patient reinstalling the bucket. As it may take several tries, before you get it right.

Hope this helps solve the problem.

Mar 10, 2011 | LG Dehumidifiers

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Model 501D(had the wrong model number before) When I turn the unit on where the humidity is set there is a code CO 01. Unable to find my manual. the unit starts then turns off.


I will advice you check the water bucket to see if it is full and empty the bucket in a sink if needed. GE dehumidifiers have a safety feature that shuts down the device when the water in the bucket reaches a certain level.
Install the bucket correctly in the unit by hooking the slots on the bucket on the posts on the back of the device. The dehumidifier will not run if the bucket is not properly setup in the device.
Take care.

Aug 30, 2010 | Comfort-Aire BHD-501 Dehumidifier

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Dehumidifier not sure is working

There is water in the bucket or no water in the bucket? If there is water in the bucket then empty it and put it back. If there is no water in the bucket then make sure the bucket is all the way in, (there is a switch that senses the bucket). If the bucket is not all the way in the de-humidifier will not work. If you do not hear it, it is not working.

Jun 21, 2009 | Dehumidifiers

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Please help me!

If this is a dehumidifier make sure the water bucket is fully in place. The bucket makes contact with a switch allowing it to run. When the bucket becomes full its weight trips the switch and shuts the unit off.

Jun 17, 2008 | Dehumidifiers

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Water bucket - proper seating

Try re-seating the bucket. I have found some LG models that if not seated all of the way will sometimes keep running and think the bucket is not full even when it is. On the models that I have seen do it the problem is usually the left side of the bucket not engaging all of the way. When you reseat the bucket, feel where the bucket meets the dehumidifier on each side and make sure they are even. If one feels like it is sticking out further than the other and you cannot push it in any more pull the bucket out and try and reseat it again until both sides are flush with the dehumidifier. If you found this solution helpful please rate it.

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