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I have a GE Dehumidifier, Model # AHK40LKG1, Serial # AM166016. Thus far we have used the bucket to empty it. We now want to use the hose attachment to empty it. I find that I have the clear plastic tube to be inserted in the back and the screws to secure the nozzle but I am missing the nozzle which goes onto the tube and is secured to the back. a hose is supposed to be screwed onto it to drain the water. I called your parts ordering department but they could not see the part on the diagram, so said that I should go on line and look for the part number myself. I cannot find where to look. Could you tell me the part number?

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  • jkthomas Oct 29, 2008

    Excellent suggestion! I just ordered the part # from PARTSTORE.COM FOR $16.95 + Shipping. Not concerned with "cheaper" (within reason) as long as I can use the machine as I want. Problem seemed to be that GE did not include this accessory or optional part in the schematics for the Model so no one could see it to order the part number. NB: the Official description is "Drain Tap". We will see if it is the correct part in 3-5 days.

    Thanks again, Jas.


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I have same problem (ie, missing this drain nozzle). From my searching, the GE part number is : WK09X10006.
Found it on :
searching for 'drain nozzle'.
My searching (so far) is finding a couple places online to purchase this, but at $14-$15. Still looking for a better (ie, cheaper!) option.
Hope this helps.

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  • rayshear Sep 02, 2010

    I went to my corner hardware store and bought a length of plastic tube that fit over the "L" on the unit. Attached it with a hose clamp, ran it throught the back of the unit and sealed it with calks Works perfect and is cheap!!


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