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Connecting drain hose to the Dehumidifier

Sounds trivial, but want to make sure I am connecting drain hose to the dehumidifier correctly. Don't have the manual, hence need some help. There is a membrane on the back side between the hooks, which I removed with a plier. I even opened the back panel to see where the hole to connect the drain pipe is. There is a sqaure strip of cardboard piece glued at the back, which I believe is to be removed. I believe the drain outlet is behind that.

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Re: Connecting drain hose to the Dehumidifier

If you go to this site you can download the owners manual. Follow the instructions and it should solve your problem.
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