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Fan runs all the time

The controls are digital but I don't suppose that matters. Are you talking about the fan control or the humidity control and where can they be purchased?
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IF IT IS A DIGITAL CONTROL, THE FAN, HUMIDITY, AND COMPRESSOR ARE ALL CONTROLLED WITH THE MAIN BOARD THAT IS LOCATED INSIDE THE TOP WHERE YOU SELECT THE SETTINGS. YOU CAN ORDER THIS CONTROL AT A LOCAL SERVICE CENTER OR YOU CAN GET ONLINE TO SEARS.COM AND SELECT PARTS. IT WILL WALK YOU THROUGH FINDING THE PART AND ORDERING THE PART.
I EXPECT IT TO BE APPROX 150.00 DOLLARS.

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If the fan switch is set to "on" and the humidity control is set to a high humidity level, the unit may appear to be running, but the compressor will not operate. Check the setting of your humidity control.

If the dehumidifier is operating in a room with a high temperature and a low dew point (very low relative humidity), it may be unable to remove any more moisture from the air.

If you are not comfortable troubleshooting the unit on your own, call the manufacturer service department at 1-800-533-7533, EXT 8459. They are very helpful.

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