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I have two Sears 50 pint dehumidifiers. I have not had any problems with them until now. Both of them have filled up with water but inside the machine and not inside the bucket. Can I fix the problem myselt. Thanks.

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  • aidensgrandp Oct 11, 2010

    The first answer I got is nonsensical. Any one could have figured that out. The dehumidifier I have is a kenmore 50 pint model. The water is collecting in the body of the dehumidifier behind the bucket. Once enough water has filled up the unit it begins to leak out on the floor. I have tried to drain the water out of the unit once it has filled it up but to no avail. The water remains in the unit. I hope one of your experts can solve my problem. Thanks

  • aidensgrandp Oct 14, 2010

    I did as you said, but I was unable to get the filter out to clean it. I took all of the screws out of the back to get to the coils and the unit itself. After taking the screws I was unable to pull the back off and I was afraid that I would break somthing. Is there a secret to open the back cover that you know of? I cleaned the bucket and I think that that helped as it is holding water now. How long it is going to last is anybody's guess. Thanks for your help.



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Unless you are licensed and qualified professional, do not try to repair a dehumidifier by yourself.

Check the drain tray for debris or mold You may need to pull the filter and clean it. Also try wiping off the unit itself.

Connect your vacuum's brush attachment to the hose, and use it to clean off the evaporator coils inside the dehumidifier unit. Use a stiff brush to scrub off any dirt or debris. Be careful when scrubbing the coils so you do not bend the fins covering them.

If all these do not solve the problem then the drain tray has developed a leak and it should be replaced.

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Hello. It sounds like you have not slid the bucket in as far as it needs to go. Remove the buckets, check the area where the bucket will go and remove any obstacle that may be in the way. Then slide the bucket back in being sure you have placed the right bucket in each dehumidifier. Joe

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