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My Danby Silhouette DDR556RH dehumidifier is less than 2 years old (out of warranty) and is no longer drawing out the humidity. First, the hose connection to the sump pump stopped working (I have cleaned the filter)and now that the water just goes to the bucket, there is hardly any water in the bucket after 2 days. The humidity is over 65% in the basement. Up until now it worked just fine. Any ideas? When I called the support number, they gave me a repair option but said it will likely cost as much to fix it as to replace it.

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Take the back off with a screw driver and you will find a plastic tube that connects the drainage pan to the water outlet on the back. It is probably plugged. Clean it, the drainage pan and the surface of the conddensor (coil). This will help. Keep your filter clean and blow up the drain hole after removing the hose every now and then to keep it flowing freely.
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Hi,

There are many reasons why a dehumidifier will not work or collect water.


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