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My direct drain doesn't work anymore

I have the dehumidifier set with a hose drain in the back but suddenly it is defaulting to the water tank in the front and I have to constantly empty it.

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I fixed the same problem, finally. At first it was sufficient to clean the outside hose (it was filled with a **** builtup). Then it stopped working again. I decided to open the unit and see how easy it is to clean the inside drain hose. It is very easy. Once you unscrew the back panel (8 screws total if i remember correctly) you can access the back and you see the drain hose that connects to the drain outlet. To remove it and clean it, you will have to unfasten the big capacitor (3 screws). Then, remove the hose and clean it (mine was full of that same **** stuff). Reinstall - you will need a tie wrap to connect the hose at the top, as it is from the factory. Very easy operation and now the dehumidifier is draining again.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

  • Alessandro Nov 22, 2007

    Also, when i see those big capacitors i tend not to touch their terminals, they can be charged enough that you could get shocked. So, watch it.



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