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I have a soleus dehumidifier GL-DEH-50-2 50 pint Capacity, that I can not get to work with a drain hose attached. The bucket just keeps filling up. What am I doing wrong??????

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: haier 30 pint dehumidifier continuous drain problem.

Many just attach the hose at the reservoir; from your description, Haier apparently has a separate location. Check that the point that the hose attaches has an opening (many don't, they expect you to drill it). It should then drain through gravity. Check to make sure that no part of the drain hose is higher than the bottom of the reservoir, otherwise it can't drain. It won't siphon because each time the the tank empties, the suction is broken and the siphoning can't continue.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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SOURCE: 50 pint dehumidifier has drain hose connected but

safety switch is turning off the dehumidifier....you need to drain out the bucket more often....or put the drain hose into an actual drain....ive seen some people run a small plastic hose from the dehumidifier to the sump pump hole in their basement.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a GE 40

Others have had this problem, and are annoyed by it. One fellow in an Amazon Review fixed it, and here is what he said:
This dehumidifier came with the house I bought 6 months ago. It sucks the water out of the air very well. I had to empty the bucket once a day. I finally figured out how to attach a hose (you have to punch through a rubber barrier with the adapter) and haven't had any problems. The unit is very noisy and I can hear it humming from the 2nd floor. When I move it around a few inches, the noise reduces, but it gets loud again after a while. I might wrap the non-functioning sides with foam to help with the noise.

Not sure what rubber barrier he's referring to, but maybe it will make sense to you- hope so.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a Soleus Air

Several things play a role in the problem you're having.

1. The length of the hose. Shouldn't exceed 5 feet.

2. Is the hose sloping downward from the unit with out any kinks or twists. Most dehumidifiers rely
entirely on gravity to drain the water by hose. It will not drain up and over anything.

3. Is/was there a knockout plug on the dehumidifiers hose connection, that was not removed?

4. Is there a clog in the hose? If so, the water will divert to the bucket.

5. The unit's hose connection or interior tubing is clogged. To solve this problem do the following.

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connector 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. Reconnect the hose, 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. Then monitor the hose for water flow.

I hope this helps you to troubleshoot & solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Posted on Jul 27, 2011

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SOURCE: I want to have my new 50 pint Frigidaire

The reason this occurs are as follows:

1. The hose is to long (should not be more than 5' in length) or does not slope down and run directly to a floor drain.
2. The hose is clogged or the hose connection on the unit and it's internal tubing is clogged.

First turn the unit OFF & unplug it.

The hose is easy to check by disconnecting it and blowing thru it. If the hose checks out, then it's the connector and internal tubing. Because when this happens, water is diverted to 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. Reconnect the hose, 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 the hose for water flow.

NOTE: If you don't have a Zip Tie, you may use something similar ( i.e.a long pipe cleaner), but NO wire coat hangers
.

Hope this helped you solve the problem. Please let me know and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Posted on Aug 15, 2011

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