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Can a hose be attached to the LG 45 dehumidifier to allow to drain as it fills?

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Yes a hose can be connected to this unit.

1. Remove the drain-hole cover from the back of the unit.
2. Connect a garden hose to the threaded hose connector.
3. Push the hose connector tightly to the drain-hole on the back of the unit

This is explained on the manual on page 12. Hope this helps

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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