Question about LG DH30 GoldStar 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 ?
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
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.
Posted on Sep 23, 2007
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