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Water started to fill up inside the unit around the condenser and leak out the bottom. Not sure where to go from here. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • jcoleman676 Aug 23, 2010

    I have my unit set up to automatically drain so the float switch dose not come into play. Also checked the drain and it is clear.

    Thank's for you help

  • jcoleman676 Aug 23, 2010

    Have my unit hooked up to auto drain so switch dosen't come into play. Checked drain and it is clear.



    Thanks for your help

  • jcoleman676 Aug 24, 2010

    I have the auto drain hooked up so the pan or float switch does not come into play. There is no obstruction in the hose or tube that connects inside unit.

    Thanks for your help.

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Have you checked to see if the drain nozzle is directly over the collection tank where the water can go there instead of on the floor? Is the collection tank fully installed and not cocked sideways? Is there are hole in the collection tank? If you are using an external drain hose, is the gasket at the connection in good shape and is the connection tight? Is the drain hose lower than the connection at the unit in all places. One part of the drain hose higher than the unit and it will not drain. Are you emptying the collection tank regularly? Make sure the drain is clear of any obstructions and the water is flowing into the tank as it should if you are not using an external drain.

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It is to be expected that a dehumidifier would produce water.
It is supposed to condense on the cold evaporator and drip down into the pan that you drain.
So it appears to me you are saying that it is not dripping down into the pan. Which means either you are not draining the pan as you should, or there is something preventing water from getting into the pan for you to drain. Which is it?

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Hello,

Many dehumidifiers have a float switch that prevents the unit from spilling over with the water that has been drawn out of the air. Sometimes this switch goes bad and must be replaced. If your dehumidifier is overflowing, you can test the overflow prevention switch with a volt-ohm meter.

1) Unplug the dehumidifier and remove the switch.

2) Disconnect the leads and clip the leads to the terminals on the switch.

3) Check the pan or reservoir and empty it if necessary, or make sure the drain isn’t clogged.

4) Straighten any kinks or bends in the unit’s hose.

5) Set a volt-ohm meter to the RX1 scale (or to K- or resistance on a digital meter) and depress the bar or trip lever on the switch. If the meter’s needle shows no continuity as the switch is clicked back and forth, the switch is probably faulty and will need replacement.

Take care.

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