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Member Since 15 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 26 2011 10:29 AM

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Kenmore Dehumidifier 580.54351700 Won't stay on

17 September 2011 - 05:15 PM

My dehumidifier is not staying on. After finally realizing it had a filter and the filter was filthy, I cleaned that out. The dehumidifier will turn on but not stay on. I have tried various settings, including fan on high, controller set to maximum drying. It has stayed on as long as 13 minutes then shuts off for hours. Then it will come on for 2-3 minutes and shut off for hours. This was on an 80 degree day, raining. The basement was warm and humid.

Prior to this problem, the "off" was not working. When I would turn the machine off, it would keep running. The "off" still doesn't work. In order to turn it off, I pull out the bucket which makes the auto shut off light come on then unplug it.

The unit is probably five years old. I run it in the spring and fall when it is extremely humid and/or raining.

Any ideas? I think the sensor might be the problem but I don't know where to look for it.

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