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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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