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Runs 5 min then quits

The dehumidifier runs about 5 minutes then shuts down. If I manually dial back to the off position then dial it to max, it will run another 5 minutes before quitting. I've cleaned the filter and the coils. Could it be the "full" switch?

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  • zoebe111 Jun 10, 2008

    goldstar 30 pint runs for 2 minutes, then quits. If I take the water container out and replace, it starts sometimes. mostly doesn't even start now. fairly new unit. help

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    No solution. Removing tub and re-inserting allows it to start up, then a minute later it quits... regardless of dial settings.


    Hope there is an easy fix.

  • cubs759 Feb 21, 2009

    Thanks to the person who wrote "Yup, had the same problem. This is due to a bad humidity control switch (the white dial you turn on the front). It needs to be disconnected." You just saved me some much needed cash.

    Good deal! -Ken

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    same problem unit is 1 years old .rune for a minute then shuts off.Remove water bucket and then runs again for only 1 min.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I had the same problem! I cut the two white wires and now it works great. Thanks everyone!

  • 67gto Apr 30, 2009

    I took the cover completely off mine so I could disconnect the white plug next to the blue plug in the electrical box. I didn't want to clip any wires in case i could get the correct part which seems to be a humidity sensor. I works great again. Just doesn't shut off until it's full which is no big deal. Easy temporary or permanent fix!!

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Whomever suggested clipping the white wires to the dial was right on and saved me from spending another 170 bucks Thank you!!!

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I had the same problem with the unit not staying on. I also followed this suggestion (cutting the white wires leading to the humidity control knob) and it now runs continuously. I have no mechanical ability but was able to follow the instructions without a problem. My only concern now is having the system running when there is no humidity. Will it be safe? I unplug it when it isn't humid to be on the safe side. Eventually I'll have to buy a new humidifier, but this will work for now (it's only 2 years old). Thank you for help!

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

Had the same problem and I too cut the white wires leading to the himidity level switch. The unit came on immediately and has worked ever since (with same limitations as mentioned in the first solution post).

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

Yup, had the same problem. This is due to a bad humidity control switch (the white dial you turn on the front). It needs to be disconnected. If you are a do it yourself-er there are 2 ways to do so. Disconnect the white plug next to the blue plug in the electric box inside. (a lot of screws this way). Or (the easy way) remove the water tray from the front, unscrew the 2 black screws hidden by it, unseat the tabs from the front panel (one on each side, and two on top) then snip the 2 white wires that lead to the dial. (not the shut off light). You can't shut it off with the dial after this, but it will shut off when the water tank is full or when you pull it out. I am not a technician, I just like to fix things that cost me money.

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

Same problem?

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