I have installed a hose for draining but the water still fills the bucket and shuts off when it's full. I have a Whirpool Gold Serial# NQE1RSA
O61 or 061
I see no model number anywhere
Janice, the problem may be with the drain hose being to long (shouldn't exceed 48") or it and the hose connection on the unit is clogged.The hose is easy to check, by disconnecting it and either looking thru it or blowing thru it.
To solve the clogged hose connector and interior drain tubing, 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 & interior 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 for water flow. It may take 5 to 10 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 helped you, Janice and thanks for choosing FixYa.
Aug 17, 2011 |
Whirlpool 75-Pint Dehumidifier