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I have a frigidaire dehumidifier model lad254ntl that water will not run out of hose and the bucket fills up and shuts off.

I hooked up the hose to the fitting and tightened and ran hose over into drain but no water comes out of hose but the bucket will fill up and shut off when full. what can i do to get the water to come out of hose instead of filling bucket? `

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SOURCE: I have a drain hose hooked to the dehumidifier,

The bucket should not fill up. Did you remember to take/knock the plug out of the drain hole?

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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Posted on Sep 04, 2010

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SOURCE: My frigidaire dehumidifier mod. #LAD254NTL

Dave, this happens quite frequently. It''s due to a clog in the hose or a clog in the hose connection tubing. If you unit has a float valve in the top of the bucket, be sure that it's not stuck in the UP position. To resolve clogging problem, do the following:

1. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. Disconnect the hose from the unit
and check for clogs and remove them if necessary.

2. If no clogs were found in the hose, the clog is in the hose connection tubing. Use and 18"
long, plastic ZIP Tie, appropriately sized to fit in the hose connector tubing. Carefully insert the
Zip Tie or something similar (NO Wire coat hangers, though) into the hole and continue to push
it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work it past this bend, until
the ZIP Tie either bottoms out or you run out of usable ZIP Tie. Then while rotating (Twisting) the
ZIP Tie, slowly pull it out. As you reach the inserted end of the ZIP Tie, be prepared for some
water to follow.

That should solve the problem. Be sure the hose is no longer than 5 feet and that it slopes downward from the unit, with no kinks in it.

Hope this helped you solve the problem. Please let me know, Thanks.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011

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SOURCE: My model is Frig. Dehumidifier,

Check the float valve in the top of the bucket. It may be stuck in the UP position. If that the case, jiggle the float valve arm to get it to return to the DOWN position. That should solve the problem.

Posted on Jul 10, 2011

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SOURCE: Whirlpool AD50USS Dehumidifier WILL NOT DRAIN THROUGH HOSE

I have a similar model. There are two drains, one for the hose and one directly into the bucket. The hose one is supposed to be lower, but I had to put a 3/8 inch block under the right side of the unit to get the water to favor the hose instead of the bucket. Another possibility is that the far end of the hose is higher than the near end. If you can't lower it, you can put the whole dehumidifier up on blocks. One other thing to check is that the hose has a rubber washer in it where it connects to the unit. Use a tissue to see if this connection is dry. If it leaks, it will just drip into the bucket.
Good luck!

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Dave, this happens quite frequently. It''s due to a clog in the hose or a clog in the hose connection tubing. If you unit has a float valve in the top of the bucket, be sure that it's not stuck in the UP position. To resolve clogging problem, do the following:

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2. If no clogs were found in the hose, the clog is in the hose connection tubing. Use and 18"
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