I have a dehimidifier, and am embarassed to admit I failed to write down the model no. I want to connect for continuous discharge into a sump rather than use the container which I have to periodically pour out. I have a short plastic pipe section which is threaded on one end for a hose connection. I can't find my manual.
Is this simple? I looked and couldn't see how to connect??????
There unit should have come with a small plastic tube. One end should have a thread connecion for hose hook-up. There should be an opening on the back of the unit that you push the tube through to connect with a little elbow tube inside the unit. You should be able to see the elbow connector from the front of the unit by removing the water bucket. Just push the plastic tube in from the back until it fits snuggly over or into the elbow tube and replace the water bucket. Run the connected hose to your sump pump.
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The problem is that either the discharge hose is clogged, to long. 48" is the standard length. In addition, the hose connector on the unit and it's interior tubing may be clogged.
The hose is easy to check for a clog. Simply remove it and either look thru it or blow thru it. If the hose is clear, the clog is in the hose connection and/or the inner drain tubing. To unclog it, do the following.
Turn the unit OFF & unplug it.
Using an appropriately sized, 18" long, plastic
Zip Tie, carefully insert the tip of Zip Tie into the hose connection & 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, 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 end, for water flow. It may take 10 minutes or more for the water to start flowing.
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.
Hope this helps you unclog the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.
A 48' long piece of garden hose will work fine. Connect the female hose connection to the unit's hose connector and be sure that the hose slopes down and straight to the floor drain. Drainage thru the hose relies entirely on gravity. Be sure to set the humidity extraction level low (32 - 35%) for continual operation.
I hope this helps you and thanks for choosing FixYa..
Hi! Either the hose is clogged or the hose connection on the unit or the interior tubing to the hose connection is clogged. OR the hose is over 5 feet long. OR the hose is not sloped downward from the unit. The unit depends on gravity to drain thru a hose.
To clear a clog in the hose connection and/or the interior tubing:
Use an 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar that is appropriately sized to fit the inside of hose connect and tubing (NO wire coat hangers though). Carefully insert the Zip Tie into the hole and continue to push it in, until you reach a bend in the tubing. You must, gingerly work it past the bend, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Slowly pull it back out while rotating (twisting it). This will help dislodge any clogs. When you start to reach the inserted end of the Zip Tie, be prepared for some water to follow.
Hope this helped you to solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.
The blockage is not in the hose, it's inside the hose connection drain tube. To clear this clog, you will need an 18" long plastic Zip Tie, sized to fit into the drain hole. You can use something similar, but NO wire coat hangers. Carefully thread the Zip Tie into the hole and continue to firmly, yet gently work it in, until it reaches a bend in the tubing. You will need to gingerly work it past this bend, until it either bottoms out or you run out of Zip Tie. Then slowly pull it back out while rotating it. This will help remove the clog. Once you have pulled it almost all the way out, be prepared for some water to follow.
That should solve the problem for you. Please let me know. Thanks.
Check to make sure the drain hole connection on the Dehumidifer's reservoir, that you have the hose hooked to, isn't plugged.
Also, you might want to see if the hose connection on the reservoir, still has the "knock out plug" still in place. Look at the hose connection on the reservoir, and if you can't see through it, or put a screwdriver through it, you need to punch it out the middle with a screwdriver. Open up the hole as much as you can so it will drain into and through your hose.
Check your hose also, as it might be plugged, disconnect it and blow through one end to make sure the water can flow through it.
Those are the only three things that could be preventing it from draining out the reservoir, through the hose connection, and through the hose to your drain.