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Should hose be bent together wit a zip tie around it on my CalSpa hot tub?

I have a flexible hose running from a three prong diverted to the bottom of one of my pumps. I just replaced the little adapter where the hose is connected to the pump. I noticed this hose has been bent in the middle with a zip tie around it. Is this supposed to restrict the flow of water?

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Check to see if the filter before the pump is plugged or restricted.I washed mine out with a bleach/water solution.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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I just fixed the same problem on my DE-500P. The pump filter was blocked and there was a layer of scummy lint-like stuff in the bottom of the pump reservoir (not the main - or overflow tank) also blocking flow down through the filter to the pump. Repair steps are as follows:

1. Remove the overflow water tank and the two side covers (five screws in each). Note that as you go through the removal of all the covers and other procedures, there are two lengths of screws; don't switch them. If you lose track, the rule of thumb is use the short screws for going through a single layer of plastic into metal.

2. Remove the rear cover (take out the screws along the bottom and on the sides). It will still be attached to the front top cover at the top with tab fasteners. Gently pull out the bottom of the cover while depressing the top of it on both sides with your thumbs (about an inch and a half inside the trim ridges) to clear the tabs. Ease the top part of the cover back and remove it (it will have to tilt to one side, don't forget this when putting it back on).

3. Remove the top cover, not forgetting the two screws on top by where the back cover attached (go gently, there's a wiring harness) and turn it to the side. There was enough slack to leave the wires connected; just be careful to not damage them.

4. The filter looks like a small transparent in-line gas filter. Remove the pump filter, leaving the short tube attached to the top of it. I quickly atttached a length of tubing to drain the reservoir into a bucket. I couldn't find a replacement filter, so I filed a slot in the side of the bottom half of it to remove the gunk using the wire from a twist tie (the upper half had some tabs inside that would have been in the way). Afterwards, I wrapped it tightly with stretchy electrical tape and put a wire tie over the tape at the slot to keep the tape from being able to creep loose over time. Don't use a fuel filter, the paper element is too fine (you need a screen) and the paper will fall apart in water.

4. Remove the float and bracket from the pump reservoir. The reservoir screws are not all apparent; there's also a screw way over on the left and one coming in from the right. I used a 12 inch #2 phillips screwdriver with a magnetized tip for most of this. Remove the pump reservoir and clean out the scummy stuff in the bottom and where the tubes attach. When removing the reservoir, you'll have to detach the vent line that goes through the bulkhead to where the big tank was and pull the tab above it down slightly while easing the tank out.

5. Clean out any dirty tubes, paying particular attention to the coupling for the drain hose and the long drain hose itself.

6. Put the reservoir back in and hook up all the tubes and filter. It does make a difference in which direction the filter goes back in. You want the water from the reservoir to go through the filter from the outside of the little screen; that leaves the maximum room for crud build-up before it plugs up the screen again.

7. Depending on your confidence level, at this point you may want to plug in the dehumidfier, put the overflow tank in, turn it on, turn on the pump, and fill the pump reservoir to check for functioning and leaks. If you do this, just remember that the circuits are hot and not all are insulated.

8. If all is OK, unplug the dehumidifier and put the covers back on. Total time was about an hour.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Bucket fills up instead of water flowing out hose

There must be a blockage in the hose causing the water to back up and flow into the bucket. Try pushing a flexble peice of wire through the hose to unblock it.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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Mine did this last year. I took the housing off of the left side and found a clear plastic tube had popped off the fitting, I put it back on and it worked fine. The tube was toward the lower front of the unit.

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the evaporater coils rot out and the freon leaks out. thats about all the longer these newer ones last now.

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My dehumidifier is not discharging water out of the hose. It all collects in the tank, which I have to keep emptying


Skooter, the problem you're having is a result of either the drain hose being clogged or the inner tubing of the hose connection is clogged. When this happens the water is diverted into the bucket. To solve the problem do the following:

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connection and 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, 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, while you monitor the hose end for water flow. . Be patient, as it may take up to 10 minutes or water for water to appear.

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


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Sep 19, 2011 | Maytag M7DH65B2A Dehumidifier

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Hose doesn`t fit right. The bucket fills up instead of draining out of the hose.


The hose is probably not the problem, unless it's clogged or exceeds 48" in length.

More than likely the tubing inside the hose connection is clogged. When this happens, water is diverted to the bucket. to solve this problem, do the following:

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connection & 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, 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, while you monitor it for any the hose end for water flow. It may take 10 to minutes for it to start flowing, so be patient.

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.

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Sep 12, 2011 | Kenmore 54351 Dehumidifier

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Won't drain from hose port


Either the hose is clogged or the hose connection and interior tubing is clogged. When this happens water is diverted to the bucket. Checking the hose is easy to do. If you find no clogs there, then the clog is in the hose connection on the unit and it's interior tubing.

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it.

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connection & 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 unit, 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, while you monitor the hose end for water flow. It mat take 10 to 15 minutes for water to start flowing.

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
.

I hope this information will solve the problem for you. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 20, 2011 | Frigidaire FDF50S Dehumidifier

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No longer drains via attached hose. Cleaned out hose and still only drains into bucket


Kathy, since the drain hose is clear, the problem (clog) is in the interior drain tubing to the hose connection.When this happens water is diverted to the bucket. To solve this problem, do the following:

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Disconnect the hose from the unit.

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connection & 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, 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, while you monitor the hose end for water flow. It may take 5 to 10 minutes for it to start flowing.

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
.

I hope this helps you solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 19, 2011 | Whirlpool AD50USS Dehumidifier

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I just purchased a DE65EKL Model denumidifier. i hooked up the hoes connection but the bucket fills up instead. Why does the hose not drain water?


If the hose is longer than 5 feet, that's part of the problem. The hose must slope down and straight to a floor drain. It relies on gravity to drain.

Although you just purchased it, the hose connector and inner tubing may be clogged. This is another reason water is diverted to the bucket. Turn the unit OFF & unplug it.

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connector and 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, 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, while you monitor the hose for water flow. It may take 5 to 10 minutes for water to appear.

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
.

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There is a hose hooked up so we don't have to empty the bucket all the time and it has stopped going through the hose - not sure why?


The reason it's stopped going thru the hose, is that either the hose is stopped up or the hose connection and interior tubing is clogged. When this occurs, water is diverted into the bucket.

The hose is easy to check for a clog. Remove the 5' section and either blow thru it or look thru it .

To clear a clog in the hose connection and/or interior tubing turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Then do the following

Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connection hole . 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 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, while you monitor the hose for water flow to the floor drain.

NOTE: If you don't have a Zip Tie, you may use something similar ( i.e.a long pipe cleaner), but NO wire coat hanger
,

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I want to have my new 50 pint Frigidaire dehumidifier empty through a hose. I attached a new hose to it, but is still empties into the bucket.


The reason this occurs are as follows:

1. The hose is to long (should not be more than 5' in length) or does not slope down and run directly to a floor drain.
2. The hose is clogged or the hose connection on the unit and it's internal tubing is clogged.

First turn the unit OFF & unplug it.

The hose is easy to check by disconnecting it and blowing thru it. If the hose checks out, then it's the connector and internal tubing. Because when this happens, water is diverted to the bucket.

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, 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, while you monitor the hose for water flow.

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
.

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Hose hooked up but bucket fills anyway. Hose is attached to internal nozzle. Is that right?


The problem you're having is generally cause by the drain hose or drain hose connection being clogged. When that happens water is diverted to the bucket. To solve this problem do the following:

First disconnect the drain hose for clogs to check for a clog.. Also, the hose should be no longer than 5 feet. If the hose is clear, the clog is in the hose connection or tubing.

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. Reinstall the bucket, 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, while you monitor ithe hose for drainage.

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
.

I hope this helps you & thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 06, 2011 | Soleus CFM-40 Dehumidifier

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How do i get the water to go threw the hose fitting so it can goto the drain without it going into the water tub and shutting the dehumidafier off.Your help is appreciated.Thank you!!


It appears that either the drain dose you're using is clogged or the hose connection on the unit and it internal tubing is clogged.When this happens, water is diverted back to the bucket.

The hose is easy to check and solve because you can disconnect it and look tru it. Remember, the hose should be no longer than 5 feet.

To clear the hose connection and internal tubing, do the following:

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. Reinstall the drain hose, 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, while you monitor the hose for water flow. Keep in mind, water drainage relies entirely on gravity. The hose should slope down and away from the unit, without kinks & bends.

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
).

Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 28, 2011 | Goldstar Dehumidifiers

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Leaking dehumidifier When hose is attached it still drains into cotainer


The hose of the hose connector on the unit may be clogged. When this happens, water is diverted to the bucket.

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Disconnect the hose from the unit and check the hose for a clog. If none is found, the clog is in the hose connection tubing, inside the dehumidifier. Using an 18" long plastic Zip Tire or something similar (NO wire coat hangers, though). Insert the tip of the Zip Tie into the hole and continue to push it in, until you reach a bend in the tubing. Gingerly work it past this bend, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then pull the Zip Tie out slowly while rotating (twisting) it. This will dislodge any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie be prepared, as some water may follow. Reattach the hose, plug the unit in and turn it ON. Set the humidity extraction level at 35% and monitor the hose for water running out. Be sure the hose is no longer than 5 feet and is sloped downward to the floor drain. As drainage relies on gravity.

I hope this helps you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

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