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Stopped Draining through hose

Fills the tank only

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  • gbar2 Apr 22, 2009

    Water never gets to the hose, how is it routed fills the tank?
    Is there an overflow


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The hose must be plugged. Empty the dehumidifier, disconnect the hose and see what the blockage is, then remove it or get a new hose.

Posted on Apr 22, 2009

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