Connected Drain Hose - Is not draining, what gives?
So after emptying the reservoir more times than I can recollect I decided it was time to install the drain hose and let the water flow into my sump well. Piece of cake right?
Well no so fast. After installing the hose I thought my troubles were over. Of course the fact HDN655E would not run without the reservoir made me suspect it would not be that easy.
So this morning when I strolled down to the basement to check on the HDN655E and... the reservoir was full. In short despite the hose being connected w/ no obstructions mind you, no water flowed through the hose to the sump.
Now if I remove the reservoir and look at the output valve inside of the HDN655E it is threaded. So I am thinking there must be a plug the screws on. However at the risk of creating a small 65 pint flood I would like to know what is the correct procedure for the installing the drain hose and getting the flow to work.
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Re: Connected Drain Hose - Is not draining, what gives?
Usually all you have to do is to remove any cap on the outlet fitting, attach the hose, & make sure it has a downhill run to the drain or well. Visual inspection should be enough to guarantee no obstructions exist.
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Yes. Either the hose is clogged or the hose connection and it's tubing is clogged. When that happens, water is automatically diverted to the bucket. The hose is easy to check for a blockage. Simply remove it and either blow thru it or look thru it for daylight.
To clear the hose connection and tubing. Use an 18" long appropriately sized Zip Tie. Insert the end of the Zip Tie into the hose connection and carefully work it in. You will reach a bend in the tubing that you need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past. Continue to insert it until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. The slowly pill the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will dislodge any clogs. As you reach the tip of the Zip Tie, be prepared as some water may follow. Hook the hose back up, plug the unit in and turn it On. Set the humidity extraction level at 35%. Monitor the end of the hose for water flow, after about 15 - 20 minutes. If water doesn't start to flow, turn the unit OFF and repeat the above procedure. Also, remove the air intake filter and clean it if necessary.
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The hose attachment is used in place of the water collection bucket, to drain the water directly into a floor drain or a sump pump holding tank. A garden hose is connected to the "hose attachment" and run to the floor drain or sump pump holding tank. However, it will not drain UP, only DOWN.
You may have a older model that has a collector tank with a protruding tube on it. If so just cut the end off the tube and slide on a piece of clear 9.5mm internal diameter PVC / Rubber tubing suitable for a fish tank air / water pump and secure it with a nylon tie wrap. Continuous external draining for newer models with clear collection tanks. If the appliance is to be operated for long periods of time but you are unable to empty the tank, you are recommended to use the continuous drain facility. • Drill the inside of the drain spout using a small drill bit. This is located behind the rear grlle in the lower centre of the opening. • Fasten the rubber hose to the spout. For models without drain hoses supplied, we suggest you purchase a rubber hose around 2m long, with an internal diameter of 9.5 mm. • Make sure that the hose is not higher than the spout, otherwise water will remain in the tank; also check that the hose is not twisted. N.B: Keep the rubber bung. You will need it to plug the hose or close the spout if you revert to draining into the tank
Check to make sure the drain hole connection on the Dehumidifer's reservoir, that you have the hose hooked to, isn't plugged.
Also, you might want to see if the hose connection on the reservoir, still has the "knock out plug" still in place. Look at the hose connection on the reservoir, and if you can't see through it, or put a screwdriver through it, you need to punch it out the middle with a screwdriver. Open up the hole as much as you can so it will drain into and through your hose.
Check your hose also, as it might be plugged, disconnect it and blow through one end to make sure the water can flow through it.
Those are the only three things that could be preventing it from draining out the reservoir, through the hose connection, and through the hose to your drain.
If your model has a condensate (water) reservoir, there should either be a threaded hose fitting located at the bottom of the reservoir that will accept a standard garden hose, once you punch out the plug inside the threaded coupler.
If you do not have a threaded hose coupler on your unit's reservoir, remove the reservoir and look inside the area above it and there should be a small hose fitting that you can attach a standard garden hose to, to allow for constant draining without having to use and empty the condensate reservoir daily, etc.
If you don't have either of these items, you'll need to purchase a new condensate reservoir with a hose drain attachment to allow use of an auxillary drain hose. You'll need to contact Maytag customer service for the correct parts and assistance.
Maytag Customer Service 533 Benson Road Benton Harbor,MI 49022
(866)616-2601 U.S. (800)688-2002 Canada
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You just need to get the water flowing and start the siphoning process by taking out the water bucket while it's full of water and raising it up high enough to start the water flowing. Once the water starts flowing, you can put the bucket back and the water will keep flowing (by capillary action). If the bucket empties completely, you may have to do it again periodically to get the water flowing again.
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.
Hi, had the same problem. Not a glogging one. I have the model DDR503H. If it is insisting on filling the reservoir, it is because you haven't put the cap you removed from de back of the unit to plug the hose on the tank water exit. You have to first remove the tank and on the roof of this space, you will see the water tank exit where you can screw the cap removed from the back. You place back the tank into the unit and now the water won't have other choice then leak thru the hose. Also. to clean up the filter, I don't need to unscrew the top cover. I just remove the tank and on the roof of the space, there is a grey handle with arrows on it and I just pulled down, it comes out and you can then clean it up.