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I have a GE ADER65LNQ1 that just arrived yesterday. Unfortunately, it does not work!. The bucket full light glows as if the bucket were full (it is empty!). When I pull the bucket out and press the button behind where the bucket slide in, the unit will operate for a few minutes. Then it will shut off and the full bucket light will glow again. Any ideas as to why this unit thinks the bucket is full. ...and yes, the bucket is fully closed when trying to start this and it is in a damp basement.

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Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
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Posted on May 18, 2010

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The sensor for the bucket is not working and is not a serviceable part. You can also run a hose to directly drain the unit to a floor drain if this is at all possible in your location. If not, I would replace the unit.

Posted on Aug 05, 2011

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Yes, the first suggestion is I hope your dad can get it back together without any parts left over (LOL). Over heating is generally caused by an clogged or dirty air intake filter. Simply removing it and vacuuming it or if it's really dirty, washing it in warm water and mild dish washing liquid will clean it. Rinse it thoroughly, shake off excess water and allow to dry completely. Never operate the unit without the filter in place. Doing so, can damage the unit.

Getting back to the heat for a moment and where you're using your dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers do generate heat, it's not abnormal. Operating it in a basement can cause it to over heat. This happens because the air temperature at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Dehumidifiers struggle in temperatures below 65 degrees F (unless you have a Low temp unit, designed for basement applications). Raising the unit up off the floor, on to a sturdy table, counter top, etc, that an handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will generally resolve the problem.
Actually, a basement application , higher is better.

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Posted on Aug 16, 2011

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