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AFTER A YEAR MY DEHUMIDIFIER WONT TURN ON, IS THERE A FUSE HIDDEN SOMEWHERE IN THE UNIT THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE BLOWN? IF SO MNCOULD YOU POINT ME IN THER DIECTION TO REPLACE IT. THANK YOU

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  • scott_mcalee Apr 12, 2011

    i dont use the bucket, i direct drain into a drain in the floor, would this bucket switch still be the cause. thank you for all help

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Its the bucket switch on the unit thats bad,it controls the water level overflow so unit shuts off when bucket is full,its at the top rigt side of the bucket mounted to the float in the bucket and there is a replacement available part # AP3136674,on some units depending on the mounting hole size,you may need to use some old switch mounting parts on the new switch so it fits

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  • danny Hendrickson Apr 16, 2011

    still,please try bypassing the bucket switch as this seems to be a large percentage of these units shut down problems,this switch is in series with the whole unit on the power supply side cord and carries all current the unit requires to operate, even the fan

  • danny Hendrickson Apr 16, 2011

    if this doesn't help you,there also is a small black round disc mounted on the circuit board which is a one time fuse,you can remove the wire harness from the circuit board to do a positive fuse test,but still try the bucket switch first as its easier to get at

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