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I set the humidity level and it immediately goes back to 90. Do I have to wait until the humidity level that I have set is reached and then it will show that number?

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At 90, there's little chance the dehumidifier will remove any humidity. That setting is simply to high.
It may be that the unit needs to reset itself. You can accomplish this by turning the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplugging the unit for 15 minutes. Then, plug the unit back in and turn the Master ON/OFF switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level on it's lowest setting. Hopefully, the unit reset itself and will now function as it should.

If that didn't solve the problem, the memory board may need to be replaced.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Posted on May 31, 2011

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