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Won't stay running

Full light is on, and unit stops running. Pail is not full...no water in it. We have it hooked to a hose, draining directly into drain. Why does it do this?

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  • mmartinmelin Jul 31, 2008

    Full light comes on after unit runs for only 5 minutes or less. Bucket is empty. Sometimes unit won't run at all even though display lights are on.

  • RedSox4ever Aug 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. Sometimes after completely turning it off it will drain a bunch of water but it is still not working correctly. I have tried cleaning the sensor and making sure the bucket floater is aligned in the bucket with no help.

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Hi, There should be a little actuating rod poking down from the roof of the bucket chamber which contacts the bucket-float at one end and a microswitch at the other. I'm not familiar with your model but there will probably be some substitute mechanism for telling the machine that there's a hose attached. Does it run when you put the bucket in?

If these suggestions do help you solve the problem, please give my reply a rating to help others judge my knowledge / guessing skills.
If they do not, please hold off on the rating and add a comment with more details so I can try to help you further. Cheers, D

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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