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'bucket full' light on, but bucket empty

The red 'bucket full' light is on, but the bucket is empty, and the dehumidifier wont run. How can I fix this?

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There is likely a switch operated by a float to turn that light on and turn off the compressor, sometimes manufactures use a rubber "O" ring on the float shaft and they can slip. take the cover off the pump and check the float or in some cases one of two floats are used. Once float turns the pump on and off and the second float shuts OFF the compressor and turns ON the full reservior light.

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