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Why did my dehumidifier start draining into the bucket when I put the drain hoze? Previous to putting on the hoze it was draing out the back.

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Check for crub which may be blocking the drain hose. Blow the hose out by connecting it to your outside garden hose and turning on the water full force. Then reattach it to your dehumidifier.

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