Question about Kenmore 54701 Dehumidifier
This error code indicates that the problem is most likely a shorted defrost thermistor or possibly a pinched wire going to the thermistor. You will need to replace the sensor assembly - part # 6877A30013L. The Sears website has it listed for 9.99 + shipping. The humidity sensor & defrost thermistor come together in a wiring harness that plugs onto the main circuit board. It is fairly simple to repair. Just remove the front & rear grill & the metal cabinet. Remove the thermistor from the copper tube on the cooling lines; remove the humidity sensor from the front of the evaporator; pull the wire plug off the bucket switch; & remove the small 7 pin plug from the main circuit board inside the metal control box. Reverse procedure to install new sensor assembly.
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
I had the very same problem with my Zenith ZD300 dehumidifier. After getting no help from the manufacturer and realizing that it was going to cost $45 just to figure out what was wrong with it, I dismantled the dehumidifier myself in search of a solution. I suspected it was the humidity sensor, so I ordered the part off Repair Clinic website (repairclinic.com). It cost $18.20 plus shipping. AND IT WORKED!! I was so relieved that I wouldn't have to buy a new dehumidifier. It's been running for a day now, so we will see. Here's the website link:
Posted on Jul 12, 2012
Just replaced sensor 6877A30013L per Solution #2. No help. Still flashing 01. Shorted out the bucket level microswitch with a paperclip... no change.
Believe fault to lie in pwb(pcb) assembly. 6871a20888d which is $43 from sears.
Mine is still broken until I decide whether to invest in this circuit board assembly.
Posted on Mar 13, 2010
Nop, by-passing the bucket full switch did not change the 01 error ln the LED -- still won't work
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
Your bucket full switch may be defective. If you are capable, bypass it since you are draining to another place other than the bucket.
Posted on May 09, 2008
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