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Freezing up on top, no more water in the bucket, just runs and runs

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Hi,
Have you checked the filter...sounds like no air flow across the coil...

There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.

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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket

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The unit will not run even though the panel is lit up


The problem you're experiencing can be caused by several things:

1. The humidity extraction level is set to HIGH. Lower it to 35%

2. The air intake filter is dirty or clogged. Remove and clean the filter, as necessary.

3. The float valve in the top of the water collection bucket is broken or stuck in the UP position.
Remove the bucket and inspect the float valve for damage and freedom of movement.

4. The water collection bucket is not installed properly. While the bucket is out for checking the
above,be sure to reinstall it "squarely" from top to bottom into the bucket holder. It needs to
make firm contact with the bucket safety removal switch on the rear wall of the bucket holder.

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It runs but leaks water, water won't stay in bucket


Denise, there are several things that can cause the problem.

1. The water collection bucket is not installed properly. Turn the unit OFF and remove the bucket. While you have it out, look at the top of the bucket, is there a float valve near the top. If so, it may be stuck in the DOWN position, which tells the dehumidifier the bucket is not full yet. Jiggle the arm of the float valve to see if it moves freely. Reinstall the bucket bucket "squarely" from top to bottom into it's holder. The bottom should not tilt down at all, if installed properly.

2. The drain tube to the bucket may be clogged. To solve this problem do the following:

Remove the water collection bucket and look up inside the bucket holder cavity. You will see either a drain hole or small tubing that drains the water into the bucket. Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hole or tubing. Continue to push it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly pull the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will breakup any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared, as some water may follow. Reinstall the bucket, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35% or Maximum if you have a manually controlled unit. Allow the unit to run, while you monitor it for any leakage.

NOTE: If you don't have a Zip Tie, you may use something similar ( i.e.a long pipe cleaner), but NO wire coat hangers
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3. The water you're seeing may not be from the bucket overflowing or leaking. It's condensation that is has built up on the cooling coils and is dripping down under the unit. If this is the case, it's an indication that the coils are dirty and need to be cleaned. Warm water and dish washing liquid works well to clean the coils. Be sure to rinse them with a damp rag, dry thoroughly and spray a light coating of WD40 on them.

I hope that all the information I have provided will help you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 19, 2011 | Goldstar DH504EL Dehumidifier

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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.

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The dehumidifier is a MDF-65AE. The top area above the storage water bucket is freezing and the water leak's all over the floor?


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I have the 25 pint unit and it leaks underneath the bucket. Water does get pulled into the bucket but when running water leaks out at the bottom and puddles on the floor. The bucket has been checked for...


If the unit is leaking under the bucket and you haven't been able to find a crack or hole in the bucket. The bucket may not be properly inserted in to the dehumidifier. Remove the bucket, empty it and reinsert it into the unit making sure that it fits in squarely (Top to Bottom).

If the above doesn't correct the problem, the drain tube to the bucket may be partially clogged. To check this, you will need an 18" long, plastic Zip Tie or something similar. But NO wire coat hangers. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. Remove the bucket and you will see a drain hole or tube at the top of bucket cavity. Carefully insert the Zip Tie and continue to push it in unitl you reach the bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work it past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Now, slowly remove the Zip Tie while rotating (twisting) it. As you reach the end of the Zip Tie be prepared for some water to follow.

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

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My dehumidifier does not run. the lights on the top all work but i cannot get it to start running.


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How do i know if dehumidifer is is low on freon not taking much water out of air


Hi, Usually if it is low it will start to freeze up but if you have a freeze control unit then the compressor just won't run much...
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Aug 14, 2008 | Kenmore 53301 Dehumidifier

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No water in bucket


possible that the cooling fins have frosted over...this happens when a cold surface appears in a humid room that does not have enough heat to prevent the freeze-up on the fins. If you look at the fins (above the water bucket), you may see the frost. One solution is to turn up heat in room, followed by placing a fan to blow air through fins if still frosted. If you do not have a frost problem, then ensure compressor is running. If comp is running, then return dead unit.

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