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Shuts off-"full" light when it isn't

My unit will only run breifly (maybe 30 seconds) then it shuts off and the "full" light comes on even though there isn't a drop of liquid in it.

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  • ljh208 Jul 11, 2008

    Yes, this unit does have that little rod and it seems to be in working order?? in that I can make the "full" light go off by pushing it. However, when the unit runs on it's own, it shuts off almost immediately.

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Hi, I'm not familiar with your model but there is usually a plastic rod sticking down from the "roof" of the place where the bucket goes, and this is pushed up by the floating part of the bucket.As the bucket gets full, the float pushes up on the rod which activates the microswitch to turn of the compressor.

With me so far? OK, it could be that the rod is stuck in the "up" position and needs to be pulled down so the microswitch can go to the normal working position.

There is likely to be another mechanism which prevents the compressor running when the bucket is absent, or maybe they are combined on your model. Check that little rod and find out if it moves as it should.

Hope this helps. If this "fixes ya", I'd appreciate a rating for my reply, If not, please delay the rating and add a comment with any extra info you have and I will try to think of something else.

Cheers, D.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

  • Richard Raynor Jul 11, 2008

    OK, couple more thoughts:

    1/ there should be another item that detects the presence of a bucket - "no bucket no run"

    2/ there should be a humidity sensor which will only run if "dampness" detected- unless you select "continuous operation". If you can see it, check it is not fouled up with fluff

    3/ there should be a removable lint filter just in front of the cold tubes, just behind the inlet grille,- make sure that isn't blocked. The one on my machine (different brand) is accessed by removing the bucket and looking upwards to see the finger grips - it slides downwards into the bucket space to remove it.



    Well, that's 3 things. Let me know how you get on.

    Cheers, D

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