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Codensation Removal Condesate water will not drain through the garden hose adapter. Container fills up and has to be manually emptied. The hose does not have any inclines or sharp bends.

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  • irzboss Jun 27, 2008

    My solution, i.e., tapeing down the float in the container so that the dehumidifier would not shut off when the container was filled with water allowed the water to drain out the hose.

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Try making sure the tube that came with the dehumidifier has no blockage. Some Dehumidifiers have the hose screw into the side of the bucket and drain from there. Most newer ones have a plastic tube that comes with them that attaches where the condensate water drains. Good luck - Tech101

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Hose connected but not draining and bucket filling


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I have a new Frigadaire dehumidifier , 50 pint, which I have connected to a garden hose to be emptied into a drain in our basement. So far, after, two weeks, it fills up with water and we have to...


I'm really surprised that Frigidaire didn't know what the problem was. The drain tubing at the hose connection is clogged or the hose itself is clogged. When this happens, water is diverted to the bucket.

First, turn the unit OFF & unplug it.

The hose clog is easy to solve. Simply remove the hose and either look thru it for light at the other end or blow through it. Make sure the hose is no longer than 5 feet.

To clear a clog in the drain hose connector, you will need an 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar (NO wire coat hangers, though) that is appropriately sized to fit in the hose connector tubing.

Carefully insert the Zip Tie and continue to insert it, until you reach a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work the Zip Tie past this bend, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Slowly remove the Zip Tie while rotating (twisting) it. This will dislodge any clogs. As you each the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared for some water to follow.

Completing the above, should solve the problem. Then call Frigidaire and tell them how to solve the problem.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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How do i make it continue to run with no bucket so it does not fill and and so i don't have to empty it


Attach a length of garden hose no longer than 5 feet, to the threaded drain hose connection that was supplied with your unit, to carry water to the drain.
1. Remove the drain-hole cover on the back left side of your unit.
2. Connect a garden hose to the threaded drain hose connector.
3. Push hose connector tightly to the drain-hole on Rear Grille with the arrow on the tab pointing UP.
The hose attachment will accept a standard garden hose fitting.
Do not over tighten the hose when connecting it to the hose connector,
use a rubber washer and tighten by hand firmly without stripping the
plastic threads.
When being attached to hose connector drain hose connection,
do not bend or kink the hose. The hose should lie flat from the
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superstee - You're having to empty it because either the drain hose you have connected to the unit is clogged or the drain hole a the hose connection is clogged. Therefor, the water is drained into the tank, rather than the drain hose. Also, the drain hose would not be any longer than 5' and must drain down, as the dehumidifier does not have a pump. It relies totally on gravity.

Remove the hose and check it for clogs. If clear check the drain hose connection, using an 18" long appropriately sized Zip Tie. Carefully insert the Zip Tie and continue to push it in until you reach the bend in the tubing. Gingerly work past this bend, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. The while slowly pulling it out, rotate the Zip Tie. This will dislodge the clog. As you reach the end of the Zip Tie removal, be prepared for some water to follow. CAUTION: BEFORE DOING ANY OF THE ABOVE TURN THE MASTER ON/OFF SWITCH TO OFF AND UNPLUG THE UNIT.

The above should solve the problem for you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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