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LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

Just bought this unit.I want to connect the hose connector to drain directly into a tub. I removed the plastic drain hole cover. Then I assembled a garden hose to the threaded end of the drain connector. Now it says to "Push the hose connector tightly to the drain-hole on the rear Grill." However, there is a plastic membrane in the way which I am loathe to break unless that's what is required. Does anyone have experience with this or should I return the unit to the store ?

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  • Eddchen Sep 23, 2007

    Thanx for your reply. I did that and works fine.

  • drjuice May 31, 2008

    i did that. but the drain connection to the humidfier leaks and still fills up the bucket. any advice

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    I just replaced the water pump and timing belt in my car but i can't get a dehumidifier to drain the way it's supposed to? I have it connect just like it says in the manual but it still fills up the bucket. There's no seal around the connection and the tube is not angled enough for the water to drain down it so just runs out. I'm just going to buy a small flexible hose and a hose clamp from the hardware store.

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2008

    Having problems connecting a hose to the unit

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    have same unit drains into bucket not into hose.

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    i did that. but the drain connection to the humidfier leaks and still fills up the bucket. any advice

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When you insert the hose adapter tube, slide it straight in until it mates with a drain connection inside the unit. You can see this black pipe connection if you pull the bucket drawer all the way out and look in the very top right hand corner of the opening of the unit. Once the white tube is fully and correctly inserted you'll find two plastic tabs on the tube near the hose connection. The larger tab points straight up and blocks the tube from being inserted too far. The smaller tab points down and hooks into the slot in the bottom of the round opening to keep it from getting knocked loose. Your dehumidifier should now drain through the hose instead of into the bucket. Of course, be sure your hose is routed across a floor to a drain or sump pump located lower than the unit, since the water flows by gravity. If you need to move the water uphill you'll need to buy a small utility pump with a water collector and float switch. These are commonly sold for pumping A/C condensate water to an overhead drain pipe. You should be able to find one online or at a HVAC dealer.

Posted on May 04, 2013

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Push through the membrane with the drain connector. The membrane has a circular cut almost all the way through it, and pushing at it with the drain connector will pop out the little hole. I've done it with four LG units.

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