Although I have attached a hose for continuous drainage, the unit still empties into the bucket. Any thoughts about what is going on?
What is going on is that either the hose is to long (should not be more than 48" long) or it's clogged or the hose connection and it's tubing is clogged. When any of the aforementioned occurs, water is diverted to the bucket.
Turn the unit OFF & Unplug it.
Disconnect the hose and check it for a clog and it's length. If none is found, the clog is in the hose connector on the unit or in it's tubing. To clear the clog, do the following:
Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic
Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the connector & 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 making sure it slopes down and away from the unit, 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 monitor the hose for water flow. Keep in mind, drainage relies entirely on gravity. The water will not drain up.
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.
I hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
Aug 10, 2011 |
Comfort-Aire BHD-301 Dehumidifier