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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
(assumming you are not an idiot, like the other solver suggested) you may very well have it connected to the right spot, many of these units, are not balanced well, (or are balnaced all to well, depending on how you look at it) The imbalance, basically makes the water drip to the front, instead of the back. Try to put something under just the front of the machine, to tilt it back, ever so slightly. Good luck
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
I had the same problem with the LAD 704 DUL.....I tilted the unit back slightly with a wedge under the front side and the water is now draining through the hose into my drain....
Posted on Jul 03, 2011
SOURCE: 50 pt. dehumidifier will not
Nothing worked, because the drain hole to the hose connection is clogged or the hose is clogged. When that happens, water is diverted to the bucket.
Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF & Unplug the unit.
Remove the hose and check it for clogs. If none are found, the clog is inside the hose connector.
Using an 18" long plastic Zip Tie appropriately sized to fit the hole. Carefully insert the tip of the Zip Tie and continue to push it in, until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will have to gingerly work the Zip Tie past the bend, until it bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then slowly remove the Zip Tie while rotating (twisting) it. This will break up any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared as some water that might follow. Even if you don't see any residue from a clog, it may have been pushed out of the way. Reinstall everything, plug the unit in, turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON and take it for a test drive.
Be sure the hose is no longer than 5 feet and that it gradually slopes down and away from the unit. The water drainage relies entirely on gravity.
Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Posted on Jul 07, 2011
SOURCE: just purchased a Frigidaire 50
There may be a clog in the hose, which should be no longer than 5 feet or there is a clog inside the hose connection. Possibly some packing debris. To solve the problem, do the following:
Turn the unit OFF and unplug it.
Disconnect the hose from the hose connection. 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. Reconnect the hose to the hose connection, 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 for an hour, while you monitor it for any leakage or drainage into the bucket.
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.
If it still doesn't drain thru the hose. Remove the water bucket and check the top for a float valve. It may be stuck in the UP position. If it is, jiggle it to make it return to the down position.
I hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem.
Posted on Jul 13, 2011
I have a similar model. There are two drains, one for the hose and one directly into the bucket. The hose one is supposed to be lower, but I had to put a 3/8 inch block under the right side of the unit to get the water to favor the hose instead of the bucket. Another possibility is that the far end of the hose is higher than the near end. If you can't lower it, you can put the whole dehumidifier up on blocks. One other thing to check is that the hose has a rubber washer in it where it connects to the unit. Use a tissue to see if this connection is dry. If it leaks, it will just drip into the bucket.
Posted on Jun 05, 2012
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