Blinking bucket full light and humidity setting stuck at '01%'
I recently noticed that my Kenmore 50 pint (54501) dehumifier stopped working. If I unplug it then replug it in, it sounds like the compressor (and possibly the fan) is turning on, but after about 1-2 seconds, they shut off and the "Humidity setting" gets set at 01%. They bucket full red light blinks periodically (maybe every second or two). The "energy timer" and "fan speed" settings can be changed, but obviously don't do much without any fan or compressor activity. I cannot adjust the humidity setting at all.
If I remove the (empty) bucket the display does not change, but there are some extra beeps that occur.
Recently the unit was moved when a contractor was doing some work in that area.
Any ideas what the problem could be?
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When the Bucket Full Light is on, none of the controls (other than the On/Off) will work. If you haven't emptied the bucket, do so. Then make sure the bucket is reinstalled properly into the holder. Failure to do this will cause the Bucket Full Light to stay ON. While you have the bucket out, check the inside of it for a float valve. It may be stick in the UP position. If so, jiggle the handle to make it return to the DOWN position.
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When you push the power button, the blower fan comes on. In a few
minutes you should hear a second "click"--that is your compressor
starting. Do you hear that second click?
The compressor is located in the rear bottom on the right side looking at the machine. After you press the start button and the blower fan comes on, bend over near the back of the unit and listen for the "click".