20 Most Recent Danby DDR4588EE Dehumidifier Questions & Answers

The E1 error code indicates that the air intake filter needs to be removed and cleaned. Be sure to turn the unit OFF & unplug it before removing the filter. Never operate the unit without the filter in place. Doing so, could damage the unit.

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Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Sep 09, 2011

R410A is refrigerant gas. I think you wanted to know, what humidity extraction level the controls should be set on. If it is really hot and humid in your area, set the humidity extraction level between 35 & 40%. If you have a mechanical control, turn the knob to Maximum.

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Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Aug 06, 2011

Contact Danby at 800-496-6049 for parts not covered under warranty.

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Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Jul 25, 2011

Hi! I'm assuming that the unit is plugged in and the outlet the unit is plugged into is working (if not, is there a tripped circuit breaker, in your home's circuit breaker panel?). Also, that you have turned ON The Master ON/OFF Switch and the Water Collection Bucket is installed properly and the Float Valve inside the bucket is in the Down position

If you answered NO to any of the above, turn the the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit, before checking those things first. Because, 9 times out of 10, one of thee above is the culprit.

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Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Jun 18, 2011

That's generally what happens when the bucket is reinstalled and it doesn't trigger the bucket removal safety switch. Remove the bucket and look up inside the cavity for a protruding plastic trigger type switch. The bucket must make proper contact with it, so the the unit will run. Before removing the bucket, make sure the unit is turned ON. That way, when you reinstall it and trigger the switch correctly, the unit will start automatically When you reinstall it, be sure that the top and bottom of the bucket fit squarely into the cavity holder. Also, check the float level in the tank, to see if it is locked in the UP position. If it is, giggle it just a bit, to make it return to the DOWN position.

If that fails to solve the problem. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit for 10 minutes. After the elapsed time, plug the unit back in and turn the Master ON/Off Switch to ON. Hopefully during that 10 minute timeout, the unit's electronics have reset themselves and the your will have reverted back to the original factory settings. You can then rest them the way you want to.

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Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Jun 10, 2011

The drain hole or tubing that goes into the bucket is clogged. To solve this, you will 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar (NO Wire Coat Hangers) that is appropriately sized to fit into the hole. To access this drain hole or tubing, remove the bucket and look in above where the bucket came out. You will see a hole or plastic tubing. Insert the Zip Tie carefully and work it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You must gingerly work it past this bend and continue pushing it in, until it either bottoms out or your run out of workable Zip Tie. Then while rotating it, slowly pull it out and be prepared for some water to follow.

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Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on May 26, 2011

According to your Owners Manual, the coils may start to frost at 60 degrees and the defrost sensor should turn ON and cycle periodically. However, the air temperature at the floor level in a basement, is colder than the air temperature by 5 to 8 degrees. So this may be causing the problem. In addition, if the air intake filter is dirty or clogged, the unit has to strain to keep up and will not function as it should.

If the unit is totally iced up, turn the unit Off and unplug it from the wall outlet. Allow is to thaw completely before attempting to clean the filter. You may want to put some old towels under it while it thaws. Once it's thawed, move it to a bathroom that has a shower. Plug it it in and set the humidity level at 45%. Turn the shower ON at a Medium hot temperature (enough to generate steam) and as you exit the batroom, close the door. DO NOT operate the bathroom's exhaust fan. Allow the unit to operate for 15 to 20 minutes, before returning to the bathroom. Then turn the shower OFF and check the unit for any frost and the amount of water collected in the bucket. If there is no frost on the unit and there's water in the bucket the unit is operating properly.

When you move it back to the basement, place it up off the floor on something sturdy, that can hold the weight and not be bothered by the vibration of the unit, when it's running. (ie a work bench, a counter top, etc.) Operate the unit as you normally do and monitor it for frost or icing up. And, whether or not the defrost sensor is cycling as it should. If you get no frost or just minor frost, it was the air temperature at the floor level, that was causing the problem.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on May 18, 2011


Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Apr 28, 2011


Here is a tip that I wrote that will help you understand why and what you can do with a dehumidifier that ices up.

Dehumidifier is Freezing up and not working


Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Feb 05, 2011

You can get the manual on the link below.


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Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Jun 20, 2010

There are many reasons for a dehumidifier2_bing.gif to not work or collect water.
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people to figure out what is going wrong with their dehumidifier2_bing.gif.

Dehumidifier is running but no water is in bucket


Danby DDR4588EE... | Answered on Jun 18, 2010

The drain tube or hole that drains into the bucket is probably clogged.

Turn the unit OFF and remove the bucket. Look in the cavity where the bucket was removed for a drain tube or drain hole. Using an 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar (No wire coat hangers) , that's appropriately sized to fit in the hole. Carefully feed the ZIP Tie into the hole or tube and thread it as far as you can. At some point the drain will curve, but you have to carefully get past this point. Once the Zip Tie has reached as far as it can, slowly pull it out while rotating it. This will loosen the clog. Once you have it half way out, be prepared for water to follow. This method should solve the problem.

Danby... | Answered on Jun 26, 2020

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