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It was working fine, I shut it off and the next time i turned it on nothing happened. None of the front lights lite up. like a fuse was gone or no power. I checked all the obvious including the small fuse inside the unit,all ok. help

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There are many reasons why a dehumidifier willnot work or collect water.
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Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


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