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Drain not working

The humidifier is set to drain outside but the water goes into the pail instead. I have cleaned out the drain hole and it works correctly for a day or two and then goes back to filling the pail. Is there any way to clean out the inside of the dehumidifier?

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Yes there is. get a container of limeaway and follow the directioins.

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DEHUMIDFIER STILL WORKS JUST WONT DRAIN WITH HOSE.


If it won't drain thru the hose, but is draining into the bucket instead, the problem lies either in the hose or the hose connection on the unit. Either one of the other is clogged. Remove the hose first and check for a clog, If none there, it's in the hose connection on the unit.

Use an 18" long, plastic Zip Tie appropriately sized to fit in the hole. Or something similar (NO wire coat hangers, though) and carefully insert it into the hose connection opening. Continue to insert it, until you reach a bend in the tubing. Work it gingerly pass this bend, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. Then, while rotating (twisting) it, slowly pull it back out. As you reach the end, be prepared for some water to follow.

Also, keep in mind the hose should be no longer than 5 feet and slope downward from the humidifier. It has no pump and relies entirely on gravity to drain the water.

Hope this helped you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please be kind enough to let me know. Thanks.

Jun 10, 2011 | Maytag M3DH30B2A Dehumidifier

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The humidifier is working but the water is going inside the appliance and not in the bucket?


The drain hole or tubing that goes into the bucket is clogged. To solve this, you will 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar (NO Wire Coat Hangers) that is appropriately sized to fit into the hole. To access this drain hole or tubing, remove the bucket and look in above where the bucket came out. You will see a hole or plastic tubing. Insert the Zip Tie carefully and work it in until you reach a bend in the tubing. You must gingerly work it past this bend and continue pushing it in, until it either bottoms out or your run out of workable Zip Tie. Then while rotating it, slowly pull it out and be prepared for some water to follow.

That should solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

May 26, 2011 | Danby DDR4588EE Dehumidifier

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The humidifier runs but doe snot collect water.


Most of the time this is based on the humidity level in your home and what you have set the humidifier to remove. However, if the filter is dirty or clogged, the unit struggles to dehumidify the area. Removing the filter and cleaning it, may solve the problem. And while you're at it, check the drain hole or tube, that drains into the bucket for clogs. You will have to remove the bucket to do this. Even though you may not be able to see a clog, it may be there none the less. Using an 18" long, plastic Zip Tie that will fit into the hole or tubing is a good way to clear it out. Just do it gingerly and work it past the curve in the tubing. When you pull it back out, be prepared for water to follow it. Whatever you do, DO NOT use a wire coat hanger to clear the clog. Also, before attempting any of the above, turn the Master On/Off Switch to Off and unplug the unit from the wall outlet.

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


Apr 06, 2011 | Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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I have LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier this humidifier and it's not collecting any/very little water, even after we had 1-week of rain and seepage in teh room it's being used it. Is there some type of filter/part...


Cleaning the air intake filter certainly won't hurt. Also, check the humidity setting. You may have it set to low. In addition, it wouldn't hurt to check the drain tube or drain hole (whichever one your unit has) that's just above the bucket. You'll see it once you remove the bucket. It may be clogged and is not allowing the water to drain properly. Using a 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar (No wire coat hangers) that will comfortably fit into the hole ... Carefully and gently run it as far as you can into the drain hole or tube. The tricky part is when you reach the bend in the tube. So, tread carefully. Once you have it inserted as far possible, as you rotate the Zip Tie, slowly pull it out. Rotating it, will loosen any debris. Be prepared for water to follow.

If none of the above solves the problem, the compressor in the dehumidifier may be low on refrigerant gas and will need to be recharged.

Hope this helps you troubleshoot and solve the problem.

Mar 22, 2011 | LG LHD45EL Dehumidifier

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The dehumidifier is not filling the bucket with water and runs all the time


As I told a questioner, yesterday who was having the same problem: The operation a dehumidifier is based on the amount of humidity in the house or room where you have it placed. If the humidity level is low and you have the humidifier set on a low extraction setting, there would be little to no water in the bucket. However, if you have all the settings correct and you still don't get water in the bucket, the top 2 reasons for this are: The Filter needs cleaning and # 2 the drain tube or hole is clogged. The solution for cleaning the filter is a no brainer. The solution for unclogging the drain tube or hole is not that difficult. You will need a 12" to 20" long Plastic Zip Tie (or something similar, but no wire coat hangers), that's small enough to go through the drain tube or hole. When you remove the bucket look up and into the compartment that the bucket came out of and you will see the drain tube or drain hole. Slowly and carefully push the zip tie into the hole and continue to work it into the hole until you reach the curve in the tubing. This is the tricky part. Carefully and gently work it past the curve and about 4" more. Then start removing the Zip Tie as you slowly rotate it. This will dislodge any clogs. As you continue to pull it out, be prepared for water to follow it. If you have water draining out, your problem is solved.

If none of the above solved your problem, the condenser unit may be low on refrigerant. In which case, you will need a pro to service it.

Hope this information helps to solve the problem.

Mar 18, 2011 | Whirlpool Dehumidifiers

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The dehumifier is running but it isn't taking water from the air. The bucket is empty. Maytag dehumifier Model #m3dh30b2a serial #as750118


The operation a dehumidifier is based on the amount of humidity, the house or room where you have it placed. If the humid level is low and you have the humidifier set on a low extraction setting, there would be little to no water in the bucket. However, if you have all the settings correct and you still don't get water in the bucket, the top 2 reasons for this are: The Filter needs cleaning and # 2 the drain tube or hole is clogged. The solution for cleaning the filter is a no brainer. The solution for unclogging the drain tube or hole is not that difficult. You will need a 12" to 20" long Plastic Zip Tie (or something similar, but no wire coat hangers), that's small enough to go through the drain tube or hole. When you remove the bucket look up and into the compartment that the bucket came out of and you will see the drain tube or drain hole. Slowly and carefully push the zip tie into the hole and continue to work it into the hole until you reach the curve in the tubing. This is the tricky part. Carefully and gently work it past the curve and about 4" more. Then start removing the Zip Tie as you slowly rotate it. This will dislodge any clogs. As you continue to pull it out, be prepared for water to follow it. If you have water draining out, your problem is solved.

If none of the above solved your problem, the condenser unit may be low on refrigerant. In which case, you will need a pro to service it.

Hope this information helps to solve the problem.

Mar 17, 2011 | Maytag M3DH30B2A Dehumidifier

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My dehumidifier stops working after the water container is only about 1/10 full. This has been progressive, until now when it stops within a really short time. ???


Find the switch that reads the container ... bend the feeler gague a little until you find a setting that works for you ... beter yet ... attach a hose to the catch pail and run it to a drain.

Sep 13, 2010 | GE Dehumidifiers

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Water leaks out of the bottom of the humidifier and the bucket does not fill up. The water just leaks out.


Based upon my experience with the same problem on my Kenmore 54701 last summer: The condensate water collects in a plastic pan below the coils. This pan has a single drain hole where the water flows down into the bucket. When I suddenly found water puddling on the floor instead of in the bucket, I opened up the unit, and I found that the collection pan's drain hole had become blocked by "bioslime". I cleaned out the goo from the drain hole, and the problem was solved.

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I need to use the water bucket instead of the drain hose now. However, I've lost the plug. Can I buy a replacement or can I plug it some other way?


you could probably google the model number or the make of the humidifier and get lucky searching around for something that would plug it. Or if you want to use a caulk gun and buy a tube of silicone sealant and squirt it in the hole depending on the size it should dry and be water tight as long as you applied the silicone to a clean and dry surface. good luck

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Clean the hose (it's full of black gunk)

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