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Water leaks out of the bottom of the humidifier and the bucket does not fill up. The water just leaks out.

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Based upon my experience with the same problem on my Kenmore 54701 last summer: The condensate water collects in a plastic pan below the coils. This pan has a single drain hole where the water flows down into the bucket. When I suddenly found water puddling on the floor instead of in the bucket, I opened up the unit, and I found that the collection pan's drain hole had become blocked by "bioslime". I cleaned out the goo from the drain hole, and the problem was solved.

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Check two things.
1. That the drain hose is lined up with the bucket.
2. That the bucket has no holes

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    Clean out with a solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach mixed in 1 quart warm water.

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Basically there is a drainage blockage from the humidifier to the bucket. Take one for the boys and **** hard on the pipe which very possibly will release the blockage.

Posted on May 23, 2010

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