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P1 and P2 error codes

I purchased a dehumidifier for our basement last year. Everything has worked wonderfully until now. Lately it just runs and runs (it is not in "continuous mode") and the retention bucket is empty. So I take the bucket out, reposition it, turn the unit on and off, remove and clean the air filter, and reset the humidity to 45%. Error codes of P1 and P2 randomly show up on the screen at different times and I can't figure out what's wrong. I've learned from this site that it may be an electrical problem, but the unit has been plugged directly into the wall in the same outlet it's been in for the last year... Oh yes, the owner's manual doesn't list possible error codes and how to resolve the situation, either. I would greatly appreciate any help anyone can provide! :)

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  • Julianne106 May 31, 2008

    Thank you HandyAlGoode!

  • paulashaw Dec 14, 2008

    Our dehumidifier reads P1 and not sure what it means but it isn't working. the instuction manual does not tell us what P1 means. What does it mean? Are there better instructions for the Danby Premiere Dehumidifier?

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    I've a DDR4009EE and after a night working normally, it shows me error code P1 and the instruction manual is so bad written that and I did'nt found a solution.

  • jen scrymgeour Sep 19, 2012

    P2 shows up on my Danby dehumidifier when the water level is at the top, or in other words, it needs emptying. When this happens with my dehumidifier, which is in my bathroom, it automatically shuts off, then I empty the water container, put it back in, and in a moment or two, the dehumidifier resumes operating.

  • Elisabeth Fontaine
    Elisabeth Fontaine Jan 15, 2017

    I stuck mine into another electric socket and the P1 disappeared

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Danby's Consumer Help Line (1-800-263-2629) is always busy. So, I called their General number: 419-425-8627. The receptionist transferred my call to their Service dept. My call was answered in 2 minutes.

The Service Rep. described the following code for my dehumidifier model (DDR657EE):
P1 = Defrosting: the unit will go into Defrost mode periodically to ensure that the parts are working at the right operating temperature. It should be in Defrost (P1) mode for only a brief period of time. If the unit is in Defrost (P1) mode continuously for a couple of hours (or more), then you should call Danby Service for further assistance.

He had no documentation of a P2 code for my model.

He also described other General Codes (applicable to most Dehumidifier/Humidifier models):
E1 = Not enough water
E2 = Not draining
E3 = Water temperature too cool
E4 = Overflow Switch activated
E6 / E7 = Problem with Temperature Sensor

I hope that helps.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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P1 is code for defrosting. Once it's done defrosting it should start operating normally again.

Posted on May 30, 2008

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If you get the error P1 it is because it is in defrost mode and and if it lasts for a long time clean your filter. If it is clogged not enough airflow can circulate and causes it to freeze up and if it is frozen and the filter is clogged not enough air can pass to thaw it out.

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P2 code means the bucket is full

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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    Fishnguy Sep 02, 2014

    Or that the bucket is not installed correctly.

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P2 code on mine means the filter needs to be cleaned.

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Ok here it is. When the Danby goes on defrost mode pls do not forget to drain the bottom plug, once done reset your Danby and start et voila

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    Max Rose Jun 12, 2017

    Where is the bottom plug?

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SOURCE: P1 error

Your question needs to be answered in 3 parts:

1) As per the manual for my Danby Dehumidifier (Model DDR657EE), the unit may not turn on immediately when powered On (it may take a several minutes). So, generally, it would be normal in your case.

2) Danby's Consumer Help Line (1-800-263-2629) is always busy. So, I called their General number: 419-425-8627. The receptionist transferred my call to their Service dept. My call was answered in 2 minutes.

The Service Rep. described the following code for my dehumidifier model (DDR657EE):
P1 = Defrosting: the unit will go into Defrost mode periodically to ensure that the parts are working at the right operating temperature. It should be in Defrost (P1) mode for only a brief period of time. If the unit is in Defrost (P1) mode continuously for a couple of hours (or more), then you should call Danby Service for further assistance.

He had no documentation of a P2 code for my model.

He also described other General Codes (applicable to most Dehumidifier/Humidifier models):
E1 = Not enough water
E2 = Not draining
E3 = Water temperature too cool
E4 = Overflow Switch activated
E6 / E7 = Problem with Temperature Sensor

So, generally, if you see P1 periodically (for brief periods), then it would be normal.

3) Since your unit keeps running (continuously) and there is no water in the bucket, then you should call Danby ServiceI for additional assistance - it seems defective for this reason.

I hope that helps.

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Your question needs to be answered in 3 parts:

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He had no documentation of a P2 code for my model.

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So, generally, if you see P1 periodically (for brief periods), then it would be normal.

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