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GE APE08AK portable AC not draining

I read the posts on this and am confused. We use the small bucket reservoir and it has worked fine until now. Water is not draining into the bucket but within the unit and on the floor. The drain plug in the back is in the up position. The black hose that has been referred to in other posts and can be seen when the bucket is removed is attached at top with a zip tie. The other end is laying on the bottom with a white foam plug in the end and a metal clamp around it. Is the plug end supposed to be laying down and not hooked to anything? I used a Q-tip in both holes that water drips out of down into the bucket and water started draining out so I'm guessing something was plugging it. I'm going to try to use it again but am curious about the plugged end of the black tube.

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  • kukuninja Aug 18, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem. Water does not go to the bucket but drains inside the unit and all over the floor . Will appreciate a little help thank you

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I had the same problem and unscrewed and removed the back cover (AFTER I UNPLUGED THE UNIT) and noticed there is a small black tube that the drain tube connects to. Mine was broken off track and I had to physically remove the small black tube, put it back in it's place and super glued new tabs along the side so it would tilk back and drain the water in the bucket vs. the floor via the unit.
Hope this helps.

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