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Overflow the water fills up to the top of the bucket so when i remove the bucket to empty is spills all over the place

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You should be able to connect the unit to a drain hose - then you won't have to empty the bucket. Have you tried that?

Otherwise, you only have 2 options I can think of:
1) empty the bucket frequently (before it fills up) or
2) siphon off a bit of the water before jarring the bucket

BTW, I eventually gave up on using dehumidifiers unless I was trying to dry out wet carpet. They are a hassel, and they are essentially A/C units that doesn't give you cool air.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009


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