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My ad25usv whirlpool dehumidifier is full of water but wont drain into the bucket?

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If the room temperature is close to 60, the coils may be frozen (completely encased in ice). If this is the case, move it where the water can drain off - about 1 gallon which may NOT run into the drain bucket.
I out mine over the floor drain.
Turn off and it will defrost over night.
Only specially made dehumidifiers work below a room temp of 60 degrees (the temp of a basement in winter).
Does it need to be running? A digital humidity sensor from Radio Shack is cheap and may tell you the humidity is OK - only 50% or less.

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My dehumidifier bucket fills and wont drain thru the drain hose


* Brand and model# needed for specific instructions.
*** following is for the Kenmore dehumidifier ***
* Check your warranty and call for service.
*** The following is for information only ***
* I had one of these dehumidifier. I've used both the drain bucket by itself and well as the hose attachment.
* the bucket has a hose cap at the bottom to allow a typical garden hose to be attached. Remove the cap and attach the hose.
* If you want to use just the bucket then you will need to remove the garden hose and re-cap the bucket. Otherwise the water will just drain on the floor. You can find a replacement cap at any hardware or garden shop.
* There is a sensor switch under the drain bucket. This senses if there is a bucket present and it will turn off the unit once it's full of water.
*** The bucket must be present for this dehumidifier to work ***
* You must place the bucket in the right position for the unit to come on. The attached hose must move freely up and down to prevent the bucket from being weighed down and turning off the unit as it thinks the bucket is full. Lifting the hose a bit up and down will give you an idea if it's too heavy.
* Final; there is an adjustment knob in the front to determine how dry the air you want. I've used this unit to dry out wet carpets in a room so it's set at max and usually takes about 1-2 days to dry out a room (in Hawaii with 60% humidity). You will need to set this up and adjust it for your purpose.
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Jul 03, 2018 | Dehumidifiers

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When full bucket light comes on water is emptied and bucket put back in position. Fan will start and then the full bucket light comes back on beeps and shuts off.


You have to be sure bucket is replaced exactly where it should go or the bucket will hold the switch in, thinking it is full. If you have a floor drain close by,remove the bucket and set the dehumidifier over or next to drain so water will go down it,then you don't worry about bucket getting full.If it doesn't run with bucket off, maybe defective switch. unhook wires to the bucket switch and hook or tape together,if dehumidifier runs then switch is bad. UNPLUG FROM OUTLET BEFORE DOING THIS. IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ELECTRICITY GET QUALIFIED HELP!!

Sep 17, 2014 | Dehumidifiers

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Dehumidifier seems to be running fine, but water leaking on floor even with minimal water accumulated in bucket?


Hey friend, thanks for your post!

It sounds like your dehumidifier needs to be professionally cleaned. What could be causing the problem is a buildup on the inside of your dehumidifier where the water drains out and it is causing the water to not drain properly. Additionally, I would check to verify that the drain hole is tightly secured with the plug. I know you stated that the bucket is not leaking but have you removed it to verify? Please comment back if further assist is needed. -Matt

Sep 13, 2014 | Frigidaire FDF50S Dehumidifier

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Good morning friend, thanks for your post!

Based off what you're explaining it sounds like your Frigidaire dehumidifier might not be leveled. Any time your dehumidifier is not properly leveled water will not drain out the rear but instead into the bucket. I would recommend checking to assure your appliance is leveled. If your dehumidifier is leveled detach the hose to make sure nothing is blocking the water for exiting into the hose. If those steps are unsuccessful and you continue to get water into the bucket please respond back and I can research more information for you. Best of luck. -Matt

Aug 17, 2014 | Dehumidifiers

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The full bucket light stays on yet no water is collected


if water full light stays on the compressor wont start and remove water from air , investigate why light stays on ? is bucket really full? is sensor knocked out of its fragile holder ? is bucket all the way inside machine so that sensor is connected ?

Jul 04, 2014 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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Whirlpool AD50USS Dehumidifier WILL NOT DRAIN THROUGH HOSE


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.
Good luck!

Jun 04, 2012 | Whirlpool AD50USS Dehumidifier

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How do you hook it up to a floor drain?


With most portable dehumidifiers use a bucket to catch the condensate. Then the bucket is full the dehumidifier stops, then you need to empty it and replace the bucket to get the dehumidifier to start working again.

To make this unit run continually, the bucket can be modified so a garden hose can be attached and the hose can be feed into a floor drain. To do this look at the bottom of the bucket, there should be a hose connector where you can attach a standard garden hose. You will need to drill out the center of the hose connector with a 1/4" drill bit. Then you can attach the hose to the bucket and the other end into the floor drain.

Jul 01, 2010 | Whirlpool AD25BBK Dehumidifier

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Keeps flashing bucket full and there is no water in the bucket.


water is not draining into the reservoir an thats why it keeps on blinking so clean out the drain assembly an treat with bleach ,,,,

May 24, 2010 | LG DH504E GoldStar Dehumidifier

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Whirlpool dehumidifier drains into the bucket, not the garden hos


I had a sililiar problem. I think I tightened tthe hose after putting a new rubber gasket on hose fitting, Also checked angle of hose.

Jul 26, 2009 | Maytag M7DH45B2A Dehumidifier

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The bucket of my Dehumidifier is filling up with water.


That is what it is designed to do. Most dehumidifiers come with a hose connection on the bucket. To use this hose connection there is a knock-out inside the connection where the hose attaches that must be removed. The alternative is to empty the bucket when it gets full. Most Dehumidifiers are set up with a switch that will shut it down when the bucket gets near to full.

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