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Says bucket full and it is empty

The machine will not run it says bucket full. It is empty, tried several times to pull bucket out and put it back in to see if that helped it did not. Turned off, unplugged...nothing works. Cleaned filter, still nothing. Is there a fix?

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There is a float switch somewhere to measure the level of water in the bucket. That switch is out of position or broken. This can happen if you are not careful removing and re-installing the bucket. Look at the area around the bucket and you should be able to find and fix the switch. Make sure the power is off when you are doing this.

Posted on Nov 13, 2013

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SOURCE: dehumidifier reads CH 01 Bucket

Hi,

Here is a tip that explains what can be happening to make the dehumidifier showthat the bucket is full when it is not.

Dehumidifier Problem It shows Bucket Full

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Posted on Mar 07, 2011

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SOURCE: I turn on the dehumidifier and the red indicator

Hi,

Here is a tip that explains what can be happening to make the dehumidifier show that the bucket is full when it is not.

Dehumidifier Problem It shows Bucket Full

heatman101

Posted on Mar 30, 2011

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SOURCE: "My LG LHD459EL keeps registering "bucket full"-

Hi,

I am sorry to hear regarding the problem. This is a common problem and unfortunately, there is no small fix for the same.This indicates that the sensor assembly is bad and would need to be replaced. Be advised that the "sensor" is the part that measures if there is water in the bucket or not. It's refered to commonly as a bucket switch but the sensor is the same part you'll need to order and replace.

Let me know,if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Jun 21, 2011

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SOURCE: Stopped running

Unit will not run. Pull plug and restart will run for about 5 seconds then turns off. "bucket full" circuit seems to be the culpret. Switch checks out "OK" but light still come on and the unit will not run. Soulutions?

Posted on Jun 28, 2011

heatman101

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SOURCE: I have a LG dehumidifier

Hi,

Here is a tip that explains what can be happening to make the dehumidifier showthat the bucket is full when it is not.

Dehumidifier Problem It shows Bucket Full

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Posted on Aug 13, 2011

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