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Very little water is going into the bucket, but rather onto the floor. I checked the bucket for cracks, but there are none. Any solutions?

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SOURCE: water leaks around the bucket even the bucket is in place-bucket collects a little bit of water

It sounds like you need to check the drain under the cooling section. It can fill with dust, lint, cat hair, spiders, etc. and prevent water from draining into the bucket. First, unplug the unit. Don't do anything with AC power present. Then, remove the 2 screws under the front panel where the air filter slides up in and pull off the control panel. There are "snap" latches in the plastic near the top that can be (are) hard to undo, so be careful. You might want to have work gloves on because of sharp edges. Prying with a screw driver will cause permanent dents in the plastic. Also, there is a small, sleeved bunch of wires that goes up the left side to the operator buttons and display. Be careful not to damage it and the circuit board it goes to. Set the front panel aside, wire attached. There is no need to disassemble any of that. The drain is a small 3/8" hole in the black plastic floor of the cooling area at the front, right side. It seems to have a fitting for a hose that feeds through to the back of the unit. Clean any foreign material from it and everything else. Test it, with the bucket in place, by pouring some water in, if you want to. Then clean the dust off of everything so it looks new. Don't get the circuit board wet. Re-assemble, being careful with the front panel wire so it is not pinched and does not prevent easy removal/installation of the filter, and it should be OK.

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: water not draining in the bucket

have u checked the drain on it?? or if there is a filter might be dirty

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: bucket fills instead of going down the drain

You may have an unintentional trap in the line (an up and down up and down. Hose has to lay flat on floor to drain.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: leaking water onto the floor

Take the bucket out, fill it with water, and see if it has a hole or crack. Also look above the bucket and see if the drippage is coming straight down or being diverted by an obstruction.

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a Haier HD306

When my unit did that, I found that it was because the drain tube was plugged with lint and/or dirt...
Run a large tooth pick or wire up inside the drain and see if the water doesn't start running right out of there...


Posted on Jul 26, 2011

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Jeanne, unless your unit is what's called a "Low Temperature" unit (these are designed for basement application) , that may be the problem. In addition, the air intake filter may need to be removed & cleaned.

If yours is not a Low Temp model, raising it up of the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top that can handle the weight of the unit and a full bucket of water, may solve the problem. The reason for this is in a basement, the air temp at floor level is colder than at shoulder level. Non Low temp units struggle to operate at temperatures below 65 degrees. Raising the unit up off the floor onto a sturdy table or counter top, that is strong enough to handle the weight of the unit, plus a full bucket of water, will usually resolve the problem.

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Hi, I have a Haier HD306 Dehumidifier. I'm having an issue of the water dripping onto the floor. There is no crack or leak coming from the bucket itself. The leak seems to be coming from the back...

When my unit did that, I found that it was because the drain tube was plugged with lint and/or dirt...
Run a large tooth pick or wire up inside the drain and see if the water doesn't start running right out of there...


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I have the 25 pint unit and it leaks underneath the bucket. Water does get pulled into the bucket but when running water leaks out at the bottom and puddles on the floor. The bucket has been checked for...

If the unit is leaking under the bucket and you haven't been able to find a crack or hole in the bucket. The bucket may not be properly inserted in to the dehumidifier. Remove the bucket, empty it and reinsert it into the unit making sure that it fits in squarely (Top to Bottom).

If the above doesn't correct the problem, the drain tube to the bucket may be partially clogged. To check this, you will need an 18" long, plastic Zip Tie or something similar. But NO wire coat hangers. Turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit. Remove the bucket and you will see a drain hole or tube at the top of bucket cavity. Carefully insert the Zip Tie and continue to push it in unitl you reach the bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work it past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Now, slowly remove the Zip Tie while rotating (twisting) it. As you reach the end of the Zip Tie be prepared for some water to follow.

Hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

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I have a SoleusAir CFM-40 dehumidifier that has started to leak water onto the floor while operating. The drip bucket doesn't have any cracks or leaks. David


I've never taken this unit apart. I always manage to get stuff disassembled just by taking one step at a time, slow & easy, without using excessive force which might break something.

In this case, have you closely inspected for less obvious screws?

There may be tabs/fasteners which need prying back or, the pieces may just snap or pry apart.

There may be components which need to be disconnected which run through the case/cabinet keeping it from coming apart.

Sorry I can't give you more info, but feel free to ask more questions -- it's easier to answer a specific than to generalize.


P.S. I was going to suggest blowing out the drain, but you beat me to it!

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Take the bucket out, fill it with water, and see if it has a hole or crack. Also look above the bucket and see if the drippage is coming straight down or being diverted by an obstruction.

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