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It runs, the fan works in Hi and Lo, the compressor seems to work, it seems to blow warm air if the compressor is running and cold air when it is not. The mode switch does something but I am not sure what. The up/down ^ changes the RH setting. There is not light in the LCD display, Section 1 displays either a "2" or a "16" depending on the mode switch, Section 2 displays nothing with 1 is 16 and a number from 30 to 80 when 1 is 2, and it doesn't collect water in the container or discharge it from the hose connection. I have talked to Danby and they tell me that there is nothing that they can do to help and that there are no repair services in Washington state. Other than not working the unit is in near new condition and it seems a shame to take it to the dump.

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Take it to a metal scrap yard and turn it in the copper and buy a new one. Buy a different brand.
Sorry to be so blunt but dehumidifiers are very cheap and disposable not many people work on them. If this help please rate me and do a testimonial.

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