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Won't shut off

I've only had this for 1 year and now it won't shut off when the humidity point is reached, it runs continuelessly

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  • brown-intern Mar 10, 2009

    My dehumidifier also runs continuously. It appears the knob has no effect.

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Contact points in the humidity control may be stuck or arced together. If so this item is not covered by warranty after the first year in most cases.

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