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My Westpointe dehumidifier model MDC-25AEN3 no longer runs on automatic. The humidity sensor indicates that the humidity is 16% when I know it is much higher than that. I can switch over to continuous run and it works fine. I suspected the humidity sensor was partially blocked by dirt or dust residue so I removed the cover and it was a little dirty. I cleaned it off and even blew some compreesed air over it. The reading immediately rose to 56%, but then steadily dropped until it got back down to 16%. Do I need to replace the humidity sensor, and if so where do I order the part from? I am not sure of the serial number. It was not printind on the label that shows the model # as well as a line saying made for TRUE VALUE in 2001. There is a UPC label under the top cover with the following number on it: 1126506011910871

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Hi, from the explanation you have made so far about the dehumidifier, it seems also to me that you have a faulty humidity sensor which you probably need to replace.
You can reach Repair Clinic on 800-269-2609 to request for the part, they are into sales of parts....

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