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There is a rubber bung on the bottom of the back of the unit. You remove this bung and water will drain out.
However you should read the manual because most of the humidity is supposed to come out of the exhaust with the hot air. I'm not sure how this works but it's in the manual
oohn ive seen this before in some units especally on ones that are in heavy use (lots of water to remove) the drain hole inside unit drain gets stopped up with black mold (wet enviroment it grows quite well) unplug unit and some minor dissasembly of the outter case and it soon becomes obvious what the problem be , i have been somewhat sucessfull with a mild laundry bleach in a trigger sprayer to kill mold and use a pencil to poke open drain holes
I'LL bet thats your problem
well first ive never read in any manual that tells the homeowner to remove cover on any apliance , in fact the only cleaning ive ever read is clean the filter , this is right in front on side and slides right out and can be washed in sink with soap and water (do not scrub) but yes cleaning the condenser coils will require you to remove cover this is purposly made somewhat a challenge to discourage homeowners from hurting them selfs as there are live electrical parts and sharp edges inside , i sugest a qualified appliance repairman be contracted to have a look
Based off what you're explaining it sounds like your Frigidaire dehumidifier might not be leveled. Any time your dehumidifier is not properly leveled water will not drain out the rear but instead into the bucket. I would recommend checking to assure your appliance is leveled. If your dehumidifier is leveled detach the hose to make sure nothing is blocking the water for exiting into the hose. If those steps are unsuccessful and you continue to get water into the bucket please respond back and I can research more information for you. Best of luck. -Matt
I also had exactly the same problem with my RAM170 Dehumidifier, it's a very common problem with them.
The good news is, assuming the motor winding has not burnt out, then problems with the fan motor can easily be corrected.
It's now over two years ago that I carried out the following procedure with the motor in my RAM 170 and it has continued to function with no further problems.
Firstly take a photograph or make a drawing of the motor assemble, then fully dismantle it.
Thoroughly clean all the black (gungy) mess off the spindle and bearings, WD40 is good for this.
Next apply a small amount of light grade oil (it must be thin oil) such as Singer Sewing Machine oil (about 60 pence for a small can) to the spindle and bearings, then fully reassemble.
When assembled the motor should spin freely.
If the room tempature is close to 60, the coils may be frozen (completely encased in ice). If this is the case, move it where the water can drain off - about 1 gallon which may NOT run into the drain bucket. I out mine over the floor drain. Turn off and it will defost over night. Only specially made dehumidifers work below a room temo of 60 degrees (the temp of a basement in winter). Does it need to be running? A digital humidity sensot from Radio Shack is cheap and may tell you the humidity is OK - only 50% or less.