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Attached hose to unit but water still runs into attached tank how do I get it to go in the hose Bruce

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May be try to cap off or plug the hole going to the tank see if that helps

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Water will not drain out hose even though hose is attached. It still just drains into the tank. This is a pain since it is in the basement.


I had the same problem....raised the unit 3 feet off floor, the drain hose is 4feet long... But the secret to getting unit to drain into hose if unit is set to Continous is...... TILT the unit back about 5 degrees with a half inch piece of wood under front wheels and She will drain into hose instead of bucket.... ......goldiejud@netscape.net

Aug 29, 2011 | Frigidaire FDF50S Dehumidifier

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I just bought a Midea MDF!-30AEN3-BA4 dehumidifier and connected the continuous drainage tube to it and it still fills the water tank rather than dumping out the hose. I have tried it with the water tank...


If the hose is longer than 5 feet, that's part of the problem. The hose must slope down and straight to a floor drain. It relies on gravity to drain.

Although you just purchased it, the hose connector and inner tubing may be clogged. This is another reason water is diverted to the bucket. 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 connector and 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 the hose for water flow. It may take 5 to 10 minutes for water to appear.

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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Hope this helps you to troubleshoot & solves the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Aug 15, 2011 | Midea MDC-45AE Dehumidifier

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Where can I get hose ,hose attachments for my Goldstar dehumidifier? Can not locate my manual or attachments.


Fortunately, it doesn't require a special hose, as a standard Garden Hose Connection is on the left side of the water collection bucket. You may have to carefully drill a 1/4 " hole in the center of the connection, once you unscrew the drain cap. The hose should be no longer than 5' , as the drainage relies entirely on gravity to drain.

When attaching the the hose, be sure that the female hose connection has a washer in it or it will leak. Hand tighten the hose connection firmly, being careful not to crack the plastic hose connection on the tank. Also, be sure that the float valve in the tank is in the DOWN. position or the unit will not run.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know.

Jul 08, 2011 | Goldstar DH304 Dehumidifier

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Hello, I need a dehumidifier of 50pint or more that stop when the humidity level is reach and will restart when is too high. I look for a lot of brand and model and I cannot find one thanks for your...


The fifty pint capacity might be a challenge ... think about this ... 6 + gallon tank @ 7+ pounds per gallon ... 42 pounds of water to drag from the dehumidifier to the drain? Who is going to do that?

All dehumidifiers run at some % of humidity (via Humistat), (like you are asking about) i.e. come on at some % above the setting and go off when the setting is reached. I suggest you find one that has a standard one or two gallon tank that also features a hose connection in the tank. Run the hose from the tank to the floor drain in your basement or a drain near what ever room you are trying to dry out. When you connect the hose --- you will have to put a hole into the fitting on the tank for water to flow. The idea of the tank is that the machine will run on the setting until the tank fills up ... at which time the tank full switch will not allow the machine to run again until you dump the water (and you want to drag a 6+ gallon tank, 42+ pounds, around?) . If there is a hose attached, the tank never fills up.

Some dehumidifiers feature a pump to which will pump the water to a near-by drain. You may be able to rig such a setup yourself using a small pump like a fish pond pump or similar.

You may want to consider using two dehumidifiers (with or without hoses) rather than one BIG machine. I run two machines from a major USA retailer (one in each end of the basement) and they run into the near by sump and the system works fine @ my house.Thanks for your

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Jun 05, 2011 | Dehumidifiers

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The water won't run continuously out, instead the tank fill up. I have it set up to run continuous but the tank keeps filling up. I have the Westpointe dehumidifier.


Some dehumidifiers don't require that the bucket be in place, when a drain hose is attached to the unit. I'm not sure that's the case with yours, because I'm unfamiliar with the Westpointe brand. You should also check the drain connection that the hose is connected to. It may be clogged, which forces the water into the bucket instead of draining through the hose. If you have something flexible like a long plastic Zip Tie, that can easily be run into the hose connection and slowly pulled back out, while rotating it should loosen any clogs. Be prepared for water to follow. Do not use a wire coat hanger to do this and be sure the unit is OFF and unplugged from the wall, before attempting it.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know.

May 03, 2011 | Midea MDC-45AE Dehumidifier

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/my dehumidifier has a hose attachment on the back. how does that work?


The hose attachment is used in place of the water collection bucket, to drain the water directly into a floor drain or a sump pump holding tank. A garden hose is connected to the "hose attachment" and run to the floor drain or sump pump holding tank. However, it will not drain UP, only DOWN.

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Mar 20, 2011 | Amana Dehumidifiers

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Have hose hooked up but it does not drain. Compartment fills with water and needs dumped manually. Want the hose to work so twice-a-day dumping in basement not needed. Thanks!


You connected a hose to the hose outlet on the catch tank ... right? The tank will not drain even though there are no kinks in the hose and the end is lower than the tank, right? Did you put a hole in the tank before you attached the hose? I will bet not ... and I will not laff at you ... I did the same.

Put a hole in the tank (where the hose attaches), reattach the hose and all will be well.

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Aug 09, 2010 | Soleus 30-Pint Dehumidifier

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I cannot find my manual for the Westpointe dehumidifier. I need to know how to fix it so that it uses a drain instead of the tank. It is set up with the hose which is directed to a drain. However, I...


Make sure the hose is clear. Did you put a hole in the attaching place for the hose? Most tanks come with no hole even though there is a hose place in the tank.

Jul 05, 2010 | Midea MDC-45AE Dehumidifier

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Attached a pump to drain collected water. The


the water should still collect into the tank. the dehumidifier had a float switch that shut the unit off when the tank is full. In turn it should have a second switch, probably a float switch that turns the pump on and off so that the pump doesnt continue to run when there is no moisture in the tank

Nov 26, 2009 | Frigidaire FDL50R1 Dehumidifier

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How do i hook up plastic attachment so i am able to run a hose to a drain for continual usuage DH404E


Most brands have a fitting molded into the drain pan that will let you attach a garden hose to the tank. You may have to drill a hole in the fitting to allow the water to drain through.

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Whirlpool Dehumidifier (AD75UST) blows water out upper right vent? Whirlpool Dehumidifier (AD75UST) is blowing water out of the upper right vent. Details: *Approx. 5 years old *It continues to collect water and work "normally" except for the water blowing out of the vent. I have attempted to collect water using the bucket but it continues to blow water out of the upper vent. I have also attempted to drain water through the hose attachment but, again, it continues to blow water out of the upper vent. *It is on a level surface *I have cleaned the filter in front to no avail. *The unit is run in 600 sq ft basement about 6 months out of the year on a continuous basis for the following reasons: The home is located in an area that was once a swamp. Therefore, it gets quite wet in the spring/summer. The basement/foundation is about 100 years old and has issues with seepage and water often pools in various areas when there is consistent and/or heavy rain. *I also checked the troubleshooting section of the manual but it didn't mention an issue of this type. *I have searched the web in hopes of finding a solution but have been unable to find anyone else with this problem (perhaps I'm using the wrong terminology? I'm only guessing the part that is blowing water is called a vent). *The warranty on the interior/sealed system is due to expire next month (end of April 2012). I'd like to narrow down the problem before that if it happens to be an issue that Whirlpool with pay to repair. Any ideas on how to correct the problem? Thank you in advance!

Mar 28, 2012 | Whirlpool 75-Pint Dehumidifier

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