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My Essickair D46720 indicates it needs water but is full. Float is up, filters are new, but shuts off after a few minutes.

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Does not shut off when tank full, water leaks all over the floor if I don't watch it constantly


Sounds like the float valve inside tank may be stuck in closed position. Calcium buildup is very common. Good luck Juliana. Unplug and empty tank of any water and look for the float valve it should be near top of tank. Use a small bucket and mix vinegar and water and brush. Scrub that valve. Clean it up

Jul 13, 2016 | Windchaser Dehumidifiers

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Fan stars up and in a min. the red bucket light comes on the shut off.


this light is an indicator that inside water bucket is full , Now it might not be . then there is a sensor float on inside corner of bucket that needs a little adjustment as its reading is false

Oct 18, 2014 | Dehumidifiers

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Full light is on and won't turn off


There is a float in the back, make sure it is dropping all the way. If the rear tank isn't fully inserted it will also prevent the full indicator from resetting. Occasionally hard water deposits will build up, and it's usually just a matter of cycling the float up and down by hand a few times till it loosens up.

Apr 24, 2014 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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Full light stays on always


Don't know your model specifically, but most dehumidifiers have a float that shuts the system down when the tank is full. Maybe the float is not going up and down like it should. With the power off and the tank out, see if the float is descending like it should when the tank is out. Popping it up and down a few times might solve the problem.

Apr 13, 2014 | Comfort-Aire Dehumidifiers

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Dehumidifier indicates that it is full even though it is not


Look inside where the water reservoir sits, you should see a small float. This float triggers a switch that shuts the unit off when it gets full. You want to make sure that float is able to move freely (not caught up on the edge of the reservoir), and that it makes a "click" sound when you lift it up. If it's moving freely, but the unit still thinks it's full, you may have a faulty switch.

May 02, 2011 | Maytag Dehumidifiers

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Unit only runs a few seconds and then shuts off


If the water reservior is empty then the float is stuck in the full position.

May 26, 2010 | Comfort-Aire BHD-651 Dehumidifier

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Auto shut off comes on instantly


TURN UNIT OFF.. MAKE SURE DEHUMIDIFIER HAS NOT BEEN RUN FOR AT LEAST FIFTEEN MINUTES... TAKE BUCKET OUT... HOLD IN THE BUTTON THAT THE FLOAT IN THE BUCKET PUSHES ON.. THEN TURN ON THE UNIT.. DO NOT LET GO OF THE BUTTON EVEN A LITTLE BIT IF YOU DO YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT FIFTEEN MINUTES AND TRY AGAIN.. IF UNIT WORKS THEN YOUR FLOAT IN THE BUCKET IS THE PROBLEM...

May 07, 2010 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

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FULL LIGHT FLASHES


An automatic overflow switch and Container “Full” indicator light are provided to turn the
dehumidifier off before the container overflows. When the indicator light on the control panel
glows, the water container must be emptied. If the light remains on and the dehumidifier does
not begin to operate make sure the float is attached to the water container.


When the condensate water container is full, the indicator lights up.
1. Turn the power off before removing container. Wait 3 minutes for
any remaining water to drain into the condensate container.
2. Tilt the container forward then lift carefully by the handle.
3. Empty and gently re-insert the container.
Important:This water is not suitable for drinking.

Please rate and god bless:)

Apr 24, 2009 | Fedders A7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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Danby dehumidifiers


Try manually work the float and switch the float controls to make sure it is not hung up. You may need a new switch if that does not work.

Dec 31, 2008 | Danby DDR6588EE Dehumidifier

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Bucket full light will not go off and unit will not operate (there is no water in the bucket).


The bucket full light is controlled by a manual 'float' switch in the bucket itself
-when the water level rises...it lifts the float ...turns on the light and does not allow the unit to operate because it believes it is full.

It is very common for the 'float' to gets misaligned, hung-up, etc. when you remove and re-insert the bucket. Sometimes the 'chain' gets twisted, turned...which does not allow the float to ...float...rather it is 'hung-up' which indicates it is 'full'...when in fact it is clearly not.

To check this:
  • remove bucket from unit
  • look into the top of the bucket opening to locate the 'float'...generally 2" round plastic ball on a shaft, (or chain)
  • softly cup the float in order to lift this up...with the unit stilll plugged in...to see if the light goes off...this is very likely
  • then be sure that the float mechanism is able to freely 'float' in the space....i.e. you are trying to simulate the impact of rising water levels in the bucket
  • as it rises (in your hand the machine will turn off/light on...as it drops....the light shuts off, allowing the machine to run (when humidity levels demand it)
  • then re-install the bucket....being very careful to lift the float, while you insert it...there is generally a little nack to it...but you quickly learn how to do it easily (I just reach into the space...cup the float...put the bucket on an angle...slide it in....release the float into the bucket...(remove hand)...then finish pushing the bucket into place
-hope this helps

Nov 08, 2008 | Comfort-Aire BHD-651 Dehumidifier

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