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Help the unit runs but the water goes all over the floor

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  • nsomniak6 Apr 29, 2008

    We re having the same problem. It seems to be trying to come out of the unit right before it gets to the tank. It seems like the tank is improperly positioned, but we have tried all different ways to put in , rig it, but to no avail. We are very frustrated because we REALLY need on in our basement and this is the second unit we have to get. The first unit was under warranty, but we are 1 year past the warranty. I called customer service who told me to try things that would have nothing to do with the problem and then said I would have to have a service call which would cost more than the unit.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    We're having the same problem with the unit running but water going all over the floor. The hopper is definitely correctly placed. I'm wondering if there is something blocking the flow of water into the hopper. I can't figure out how to get inside to check that.

  • gscholze Jun 07, 2008

    I get water in the botttom of the unit "inside" and then it leaks onto the floor. This only happends when the unit goes into defrost mode. I do not know why it goes into defrost mode when the temp in 72 to 75 degrees. Currently I am using a hose from the condensate discharge into a bucket. Also I notice that when the unit goes into defrost mode the front coil and air coming out gets cool and the front coil begins to condensate and the rear coil stops condensating. I've read about a discharge tank " which I don't have" I picked the unit up at a garage sale. The unit really grabs a lot of moisture out of the air and seems to work fine except when it goes into defrost mode and leaks water.

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    same thing, water just runs on floor. everything is positioned corectly...

    and that last help tip for this problem was a waste of everones time....

  • Anonymous Jul 01, 2008

    Water comes out of a small hole on the upper left side that you can see when the bucket is not in place. The water is supposed to come out of the right side into the bucket. The bucket is in place correctly. The result is water running behind the bucket and onto the floor. I have opened it up but can't seem to see why it is going through this tiny hole

  • basementmama Jul 14, 2008

    Motor runs fine, and the green light is not on, but all the water goes onto the floor. The bucket is in properly and there are no holes in it. I have tried cleaning the filter and the coils in the back. Does anyone have a solution? Thank you.

  • marilynewood Nov 07, 2008

    The Danby DDR586R runs but it has dumped water all over the floor and ruined my rug. How do I fix this? Just pulling the plug at the back and draining it doesn't help.

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There is a small tube on the left side where the water comes out. Push a q-tip up there and wiggle it around. When I did it some glop came out and it works again. I have to do this about once a month.

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Raise the unit by placing it on a stble platform

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

The fan is not turning how do I fix it?

Posted on May 26, 2008

Better buy another one. Make sure it is not a whirlpool. Pile of junk.

Posted on May 23, 2008

We are also having the same problem. The tank/hopper is definitely positioned correctly, and the water is leaking all over the floor. It may well be that the water is spilling out somewhere else before it gets to the hopper. Any suggestions if that is the problem?

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Check the water hopper is it in all the way? unit should shut off when it is full or not properly installed. might have a crack in the hopper or water is spilling out somewhere else before it gets to the hopper

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