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Dehumidifier leakage My dehumidifier leaks whater. Any suggestions?

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  • Shreckie Jun 10, 2008

    My problem is when I put the water bucket back in the machine. Sometime It will not seat properly. What am I doing wrong?



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My dehumidifier leaked after about one year of perfect operation. I unscrewed the face plate exposing the cooling grill and found out that debris was blocking the drainage hole that fed into the water bucket. The debris came from zip ties used to bunch some wires together. Apparently they got brittle (from the constant cooling and warming?), fell apart and managed to make it's way to the drainage hole. Cleared it out and worked fine again.

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Dehumidifier Leaks Water If water drips or pools at the base of your dehumidifier: 1) Disconnect the power. 2) Check the pan or reservoir and empty it if necessary, or make sure the drain isn't clogged. 3) Straighten any kinks or bends in the unit's hose. 4) If it still leaks, check and/or replace the overflow switch. Then, if necessary, call an appliance repairperson or take the unit into an appliance repair shop.

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Remove the water collection bucket and look up inside the bucket holder cavity. You will see either a drain hole or small tubing that drains the water into the bucket. Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hole or tubing. Continue to push it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly pull the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will breakup any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared, as some water may follow. Reinstall the bucket, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35% or Maximum if you have a manually controlled unit. Allow the unit to run, while you monitor it for any leakage.

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