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Connector hose inside dehumidifier leaks

We purchased a connector hose from Sears. The connection inside the dehumidifier (not the external connection to the hose that goes to the drain) leaks, so the bucket below fills - not what we want to happen. We can't seem to tighten the connection enough so there is no leakage.

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  • Pudge2 Jun 28, 2008

    I have a 25-pint Frigidaire dehumidifier. I can't get a tight fit for the drain hose on the inside connection. The result is that water goes into the bucket rather than out through the drain hose. I've tried several different hose washers, but none help to make a secure connection.


  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    I have the same problem !

  • john96 Aug 18, 2008

    same problem. What is the solution?

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    Where does the plastic tube hookup to drain directly into a sump pump?

  • drpankajgarg Apr 21, 2009

    water keeps filling in the bucket despite the hose connection.

  • DAVE SULLIVAN Jun 05, 2013

    The problem is that the plastic tube with the hose connection on one end does not have a water-tight fit to the other plastic pipe inside the unit and thus leaks. There should be another or better o-ring. I'm going to try a rubber band and see if that works.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    1/4 in drain hose has hole in it. Can't seem to find a way to remove it

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