Humidifier says "bucket full", not using bucket have hose attached
Humidifier is set for 50%, it is saying bucket full (it is empty) and 1%. Turn
power off and it starts up with 50% and then goes right back to 1%. Have
taken hose off and everything looks clear. Any ideas?
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Re: Humidifier says "bucket full", not using bucket have...
Offhand, two possibilities: 1. erroneous sensor reading(s) causing system to respond likewise erroneously; and/or 2. firmware/software glitch.
Initially, I would suggest a full hard reset, that is unplug from the mains for an hour or so. This would normally revert the unit back to factory default (assuming no hardware problem). Additionally, you may want to check the sensor(s) like the a bucket full sensor often would be a float switch of some kind.
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usually happens when either the Float Valve in the bucket is stuck in
the UP position (if yours is so equipped. Jiggle it to get it to return
to the DOWN position.
If you humidifier's bucket is not so
equipped. It's usually an indication that the bucket was not
reinstalled properly, after it was removed. To check and correct this,
turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. Remove the
bucket and reinsert it, making sure that it fits "squarely" in the
bucket holder from Top to Bottom. Once installed, make sure the bottom
of the bucket is not tilted down in any way. Plug the unit back in and
turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. If it was reinstalled correctly,
the bucket full light should have gone off and the unit will run as it
should, if the humidity extraction level is set low enough.
Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Sue, if you haven't noticed any water draining from the hose recently, it may be that the hose connection and tubing of the unit are clogged and the drained water pressure is causing the unit to show "Bucket Full." Also, if the bucket is not properly in place, whether you use the drain hose or not, it will cause the unit to stop functioning. You know how to correct that, so I won't go into detail on that issue.
To unclog the drain, you will need an 18" long, plastic Zip Tie or something similar (NO wire coat hangers though) that will fit into the hose connection. TURN THE UNIT OFF AND UNPLUG IT. Then carefully insert the Zip Tie and continue to push it in until you reach the bend in the tubing. You will have to carefully work it past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Now, while rotating it, slowly pull it out and be prepared for some water to follow.
Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Was the hose attached to the bucket or directly attached to the inside of the humidifier? If it was to the bucket, the hose may have slightly pulled the bucket out of place, disengaging the safety switch. Unplug the unit and wait 5 minutes. Then plug the unit back in. Turn it to ON and remove the bucket and carefully reinstall it. You should hear a "click" sound when it's properly in place and the unit should start back up,
Try to see if operating the float lever by hand can make it turn off the 'bucket full' message. Maybe use a rubber band or tape to keep it in the on position vs. the 'bucket full' off position.
Check to see if the bucket has to be inserted for the unit to operate, and if the bucket has a nozzle to hook a hose up to at the bottom. I have a dehumidifier of a different brand that has this feature that works with the bucket in, but with the drain nozzle on the bucket connected to a plastic tube that leads to a drain for continuous operation without having to empty the bucket.
How is your hose attached to the unit if it isn't attached to the bucket?
With most portable dehumidifiers use a bucket to catch the condensate. Then the bucket is full the dehumidifier stops, then you need to empty it and replace the bucket to get the dehumidifier to start working again.
To make this unit run continually, the bucket can be modified so a garden hose can be attached and the hose can be feed into a floor drain. To do this look at the bottom of the bucket, there should be a hose connector where you can attach a standard garden hose. You will need to drill out the center of the hose connector with a 1/4" drill bit. Then you can attach the hose to the bucket and the other end into the floor drain.
It should resart on its own after putting the empty bucket back in. The beep is to let you know that the bucket full and it shuts off the humidifier until the bucket is emptied and put back into the proper position.
That is what it is designed to do. Most dehumidifiers come with a hose connection on the bucket. To use this hose connection there is a knock-out inside the connection where the hose attaches that must be removed. The alternative is to empty the bucket when it gets full. Most Dehumidifiers are set up with a switch that will shut it down when the bucket gets near to full.
yes: hose allowed the bucket to be bypassed
yes: bucket was there only for the switch to power
can you pass a finger through the hole where the hose connected? probably not, right? most of these buckets have a knockout area inside the hose connection. Try prying it out or even drilling it out if required. remember that once you remove hose, you must purchase a plug hose end connector to continue bucket only useage.