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I connected the hose adapter so that I can drain directly into the sink. But it still drains into the bucket. Did I miss a step?

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  • hottrocker Jul 06, 2010

    This sink IS lower. The problem is that the part where the adapter is connected does NOT port water. IT comes out of another location.

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I had the same problem. The plastic tube that routes the water out the back doesn't fit tightly. It took a couple of weeks but the bucket would fill and the darn thing would shut off.

My first attempt was to put a hose clamp over the adapter. The clamp was simple enough but then the bucket wouldn't go back in. Using a small saw, I carefully cut a notch in the bucket. WARNING: Make sure that whatever you cut doesn't reach low enough that when the bucket fills, the little float thingy shuts off the unit before it starts to leak. Anyway, that still leaked. The problem is that that plastic tube is stiff and slippery and doesn't seal well.

What finally worked for me was to take the adapter off, go to the hardware store and buy some clear plastic tubing. I found some that fit very tightly over the tube inside and, with the hose clamp, sealed well.

Problem solved.


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The water is not pumped it is gravity feed so unless the sink is lower than the unit it will bypass over the adaptor and into the fill bucket

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