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On the back of the machine there is a plastic tube/pipe that has threads on it and my pale inside is not filling up instead the dehumidifier is sitting on a five gallon bucket leaking into another pale what is my problem? I want the water to drain into the pale not outside!?

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Something is clogged not allowing the water to drain into the bottom of the dehumidifier (or not allowing it to drain from the dehumidifier pan). Are you sure there is no water in the boytom pan in the dehumidifier -- usually the inside pan fills up and runs over.

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Cracked or loose lokk at where the adapter comes out make sure it is tight and also not blocked

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How do i make it continue to run with no bucket so it does not fill and and so i don't have to empty it


Attach a length of garden hose no longer than 5 feet, to the threaded drain hose connection that was supplied with your unit, to carry water to the drain.
1. Remove the drain-hole cover on the back left side of your unit.
2. Connect a garden hose to the threaded drain hose connector.
3. Push hose connector tightly to the drain-hole on Rear Grille with the arrow on the tab pointing UP.
The hose attachment will accept a standard garden hose fitting.
Do not over tighten the hose when connecting it to the hose connector,
use a rubber washer and tighten by hand firmly without stripping the
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I don't know where the pipe connects to the dehumidifier, the threaded pipe which will bypass the collection bucket. I inherited the unit (sans manual) from my sailor son who used it in his boat.


Jeremy, you will either find it on the back of the unit. It will have a screw off plastic cap on the connection. OR when you remove the water bucket, you will see it inside that cavity, that the bucket is insert into. In both cases, it will look like a garden hose connection. The hose you attach, should not be longer than 5 feet. It relies entirely on gravity to drain.

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

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