I have a GE dehumidifier that is about four years old; just recently, it started to shut itself off. It will run for anywhere from 20 seconds to two or three minutes and then it just shuts itself down for no apparent reason. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your help.
For some reason it is overheating and shutting itself off. There is a law that all electronics are supposed to have a point to where it automatically shuts off if it gets too hot from a malfunction or loose connection in the circuit board. It is to protect the consumer.
You either need to take it to a tech or get rid of it. Get a new one.
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Try re-seating the bucket. I have found some LG models that if not seated all of the way will sometimes keep running and think the bucket is not full even when it is. On the models that I have seen do it the problem is usually the left side of the bucket not engaging all of the way. When you reseat the bucket, feel where the bucket meets the dehumidifier on each side and make sure they are even. If one feels like it is sticking out further than the other and you cannot push it in any more pull the bucket out and try and reseat it again until both sides are flush with the dehumidifier. If you found this solution helpful please rate it.