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I have a new dehumidifier and I have attached a garden hose so it will empty in a sink on a continuous basin but it fills the bucket and shuts off. What can I do to have the water go thur the garden hose?

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Hi Thomas,
Is there a blanking plug that needs to be moved from one position to another, to divert the water from the bucket into the hose?
The instruction manual might tell you what you need to do.

I hope this helps. If I've "fixed ya" I be grateful for the rating, and if not please add a comment with your extra information and I'll try to help some more. Thanks, D.

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