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Drainage bypass to hose not working

I have a de-humidifier that drains automatically to a floor drain. A month ago I shut it off for something and after I turned it back on it automatically shuts off once the water container fills. In other words, it apparently isn't draining to the floor drain anymore. I can't get inside the casing to see what's up, the hose is free of debris and well connected to the connecting point. Any suggestions?

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Re: Drainage bypass to hose not working

I taped down the float in the container so that the unit would not shut off when the conainer filled up. The water now is going through the drainage bypass .

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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