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The Whirlpool AD25DSSO model dehumidifier in our basement is discharging a slimy water from the continuous drainage hose. That water is clogging the floor drain in our basement. How can I get rid of the slimy water and just get "water"?

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SOURCE: Connecting a drain hose

Most units have a drain connection, either on the machine itself, or in the collection pail. These connections usually fit standard garden hoses.

Posted on Jul 17, 2007

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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.

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SOURCE: looking for floor drain hole cover that accepts a hose

yep home depot get one with holes and a plastic tie will keep it in place

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Continuous drainage

Take out the drain pan and look in left hand top of the compartment and you will see a drain hole for the pan.Plug the drain hole with a small rubber plug, I used an electrical wire nut wrapped with tape and it worked fine.replace the pan and the water will run out the back. A 3/4" garden hose should work for the drain hole.

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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SOURCE: water does not drain thru hose for continuous

water only comes out when you have hi humidity
and will only drain after the unit shuts off
the indoor blower motor makes a vaccuum and holds the water in the drain pan

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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The problem is that either the discharge hose is clogged, to long. 48" is the standard length. In addition, the hose connector on the unit and it's interior tubing may be clogged.

The hose is easy to check for a clog. Simply remove it and either look thru it or blow thru it. If the hose is clear, the clog is in the hose connection and/or the inner drain tubing. To unclog it, 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 & 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 10 minutes or more for the 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
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Barbara, are you running the unit in a continuous mode (i.e Using a hose to drain the unit)? Or is the water draining into the water collection bucket?

If you are not using a hose for continual drainage, the fan will not run constantly. It requires that, for continual operation.

Also, you may have the humidity extraction level set to high. Lower it to 35%. Also, remove and check the air intake filter, as it may need cleaning.

Dehumidifiers that are not Low Temp models have a difficult time operating in basement applications. Because the air temp at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. At temperatures between 40 & 60 degree F, regular dehumidifiers struggle to keep up. Raising it up off the flow on to a sturdy table, counter top, etc that can handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water can really help.

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This may be as a result of a clog in the hose or inside the hose connect tubing of the unit. When this happens, water continues to go into the bucket. To troubleshoot and solve the problem, follow the directions below.

1. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.

2. Disconnect the hose (which should be no longer than 5 feet) and inspect for clogs. If any found,
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3. If the hose was not clogged, use an 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar. That is flexible and appropriately sized to fit into the hose connection. NO wire coat hangers, though.

4, Carefully, insert the Zip Tie and continue to push it in, until you reach a bend in the tubing. You must gingerly work it past this bend, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie.

5. While pulling it back out, rotate (twist) the Zip Tie. This will help dislodge any clogs. As you reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared for some water to follow.

6. Reconnect the hose to the coupling and make sure that it has a downward slope and no kinks or significant beds. The water drainage relies entirely on gravity. Then turn plug the unit back in and turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to ON. Set the humidity extraction level at 32 - 35%.

Hope this helped you solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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superstee - You're having to empty it because either the drain hose you have connected to the unit is clogged or the drain hole a the hose connection is clogged. Therefor, the water is drained into the tank, rather than the drain hose. Also, the drain hose would not be any longer than 5' and must drain down, as the dehumidifier does not have a pump. It relies totally on gravity.

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The above should solve the problem for you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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Take out the drain pan and look in left hand top of the compartment and you will see a drain hole for the pan.Plug the drain hole with a small rubber plug, I used an electrical wire nut wrapped with tape and it worked fine.replace the pan and the water will run out the back. A 3/4" garden hose should work for the drain hole.

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