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KENMORE 70 PINT DEHUMIDIFIER

Unit is 4 years old. When plugged in power goes on. However power button is not working to shut unit off/on. Compressor is working, but fan does not activate. Is problem fan motor, or circuit panel?

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4681A20040R is the fan part #. Bought one on e-bay. Fixed the same problem.

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