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I need to replace the part of my Maytag dehumidifier (Model # M7DH45B2A AR) that triggers the motor to work - it sits across the back or middle of the right hand bucket and has a sort of paddle on it I think - it is made of plastic and cracked off. It hangs on each side of the bucket and the unit will not operate if this piece is not in place. With a piece of it cracked off it (bc someone forced the drawer to shut) it cannot start to run Don't know how else to describe it - I don't have part number. Please don't tell me to get another dehumidifier. Thanks for your help.

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Here's a link to where you can find the "doohickey" your looking for. It's really called an activation switch. There's also an exploded view of the parts for your model. Also, if you can't find it for Maytag, try Fedders. They make the same unit and actually made the one you have with the Maytag brand name on it. The model numbers will be almost identical. Juts drop the 'M' off the front.

Hope this helps with the part and the repair.

Posted on May 04, 2011

  • ksteger07 May 14, 2011

    I have this same dehumidifier. It is several years old and not working anymore. Would you be interested in the bucket that belongs to mine? Otherwise, it is going in the trash! I would be happy to mail it to you. It would be great if someone could use it, instead of it taking up space in the landfill!



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