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Worked just fine using a drain hose but now it will not drain thru the hose but fills the bucket....The hose is not clogged as I have blown air thru it.

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hose/fitting is clogged - blow it out with your mouth or what ever - it won't be a hard clog

Posted on May 28, 2009

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I bought one of the FDL70S1 Frigidaire dehumidifiers today for my shop, and found that the $5 hose I bought to drain it through the floor wouldn't tighten down completely, allowing the hose to twist and wobble, a sure indication that it was not water tight. Simply adding a second washer, as described in another answer here, allowed me to tighten the hose sufficiently to produce a tight fit with no play between the hose and the dehumidifier. It hasn't leaked. I know it is a threads-per-inch issue, and I am stumped as to why Frigidaire would supply these units with a different thread pitch than the standard GHT (garden hose thread) 3/4" - 11.5 tpi. The threads on the unit appear to be 3/4 NPS - 14 tpi. Go figure!

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Attached a pump to drain collected water. The

the water should still collect into the tank. the dehumidifier had a float switch that shut the unit off when the tank is full. In turn it should have a second switch, probably a float switch that turns the pump on and off so that the pump doesnt continue to run when there is no moisture in the tank

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 50 pint dehumidifier has drain hose connected but

safety switch is turning off the dehumidifier....you need to drain out the bucket more often....or put the drain hose into an actual drain....ive seen some people run a small plastic hose from the dehumidifier to the sump pump hole in their basement.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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SOURCE: hose not draining, bucket only fills

The easiest way to unstop the hose is to blow air through the end enough to clear the clumped up dust at the other end using air compressor or air pump.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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Dennis, the problem you're having is caused by either the drain hose being clogged or the drain hose connection and tubing being clogged. When this occurs, water is diverted to the bucket.

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it.

Remove the hose and check it for for clogs. You can do this visually or by blowing thru it. If you find nothing there, it's the connection and/or interior tubing that is clogged.

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the connection hole & tubing. Continue to push it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly pull the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will breakup any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared, as some water may follow. Reconnect the hose, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35% or Maximum if you have a manually controlled unit. Allow the unit to run, while you monitor the hose for water flow. Be sure the drain hose is not kinked and is sloped down from the unit. In addition, the hose length on most dehumidifiers should not exceed 48".

NOTE: If you don't have a Zip Tie, you may use something similar ( i.e.A long pipe cleaner), but NO wire coat hangers
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I hope this helps you solve the problem. Please let me know and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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Continuous drain hose stopped working...worked fine until a couple of weeks ago


Paul, this is usually caused by 2 things: The attached hose is clogged or the hose drain connection and tubing are clogged. Before attempting any service work on the unit. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF & Unplug the unit:

The first one is easy to solve, by removing the hose, looking thru it or blowing thru it.

The second requires a little more work:

Remove the water collection bucket and look up inside the bucket holder cavity. You will see either a drain hole or small tubing that drains the water into the bucket. Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hole or tubing. Continue to push it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly pull the Zip Tie back out while rotating (twisting) it. This will breakup any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared, as some water may follow. Reinstall the bucket, plug the unit in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level to 35% or Maximum if you have a manually controlled unit. Allow the unit to run, while you monitor it for any leakage.

NOTE: If you don't have a Zip Tie, you may use something similar ( i.e.a long pipe cleaner), but NO wire coat hangers.

Hope this helped you to further troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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I have a new Frigadaire dehumidifier , 50 pint, which I have connected to a garden hose to be emptied into a drain in our basement. So far, after, two weeks, it fills up with water and we have to...


I'm really surprised that Frigidaire didn't know what the problem was. The drain tubing at the hose connection is clogged or the hose itself is clogged. When this happens, water is diverted to the bucket.

First, turn the unit OFF & unplug it.

The hose clog is easy to solve. Simply remove the hose and either look thru it for light at the other end or blow through it. Make sure the hose is no longer than 5 feet.

To clear a clog in the drain hose connector, you will need an 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar (NO wire coat hangers, though) that is appropriately sized to fit in the hose connector tubing.

Carefully insert the Zip Tie and continue to insert it, until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Slowly remove the Zip Tie while rotating (twisting) it. This will dislodge any clogs. As you each the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared for some water to follow.

Completing the above, should solve the problem. Then call Frigidaire and tell them how to solve the problem.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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I have attached a hose and the bucket continues to fill - this has only started in the last two weeks - last year and prior to two weeks ago, it was draining well


From what you have described, either the hose is clogged or the hose connection tubing inside the unit is clogged.

The hose is easy to solve. Just, disconnect it and either blow thru it or look thru it.

If the clog is not in the hose, it's in the hose connection tubing of the unit. To solve this do the following:

1. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF & Unplug the unit.

2. Using an 18" long, plastic Zip Tie or something similar (NO wire coat hangers, though) that is appropriately sized to fit in to the hose connection tubing .. Carefully insert the Zip Tie and continue to push it in, until you reach a bend in the tubing. You must gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until it either bottoms put or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Now, slowly remove it while rotating (twisting) the Zip Tie. This will dislodge any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared for some water to follow.

To avoid clogs in the future, clean the air intake filter regularly. At least once every two weeks.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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