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I have a Gold Star Dehumidifier model DH305. When I plug it…

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I have a Gold Star Dehumidifier model DH305. When I plug it in, it does not go on. Is there some kind of mechanism in it that I can test to see why it does not start.
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Craig, Electrical Technician replied 8 years ago
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The water bucket is pushing a 'micro switch' that has to activate when the bucket is in place. It's probably failed or just not in all the way. Check it. You can see where the bucket makes the switch through a small hole.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Where is the hole located to see if bucket has connected. Red light never comes on.
Appliance Technician: Craig, Electrical Technician replied 8 years ago
Just look closely for either a hole or a small slot on the unit, and a dimple or a raised plastic piece on the bucket that goes in the lot to activate the switch. You should be able to feel it kind of pop into place when it's seated all the way.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I believe the machine is busted. However, thank you for your help.
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