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Cannot find manual, the water collection pan is tricky, not sure what position it should be in to work correctly, it cycles on a and off does not seem to be pulling oater from a moisture issue I have in the finished basement. OLD MODEL 5548, still seems to work well as far as running and cycling.

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If you have it running and it is cycling on and off then the refrigerant part is trying to work but is no longer working correctly and causing the water to condensate on the coil...
The most probable scenario is that the unit hs developed a small refrigerant leak and so the unit is not cooling properly anymore...
To fix this would be more costly then buying a new unit..
That is what I would do at this point.

Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


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