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Whirlpool AD50USS dehumidifier hose drain

My new Whirlpool AD50USS dehumidifier does not drain to the hose drain. There is a 5 millimeter diameter hole in the drip tray assembly (below the condenser)that forces the water to go to the bucket before it can get to the hose outlet. This does not allow for continous operation. The unit did not come with a plug for the hole nor did the user amnual mention it.

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  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    same problem!

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    same problem, haven't found a solution yet

  • iamed Apr 26, 2008

    Same problem.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    Same problem.

  • rgshapiro Oct 03, 2008

    I have the same problem!



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Posted on Sep 28, 2008



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I've never taken this unit apart. I always manage to get stuff disassembled just by taking one step at a time, slow & easy, without using excessive force which might break something.

In this case, have you closely inspected for less obvious screws?

There may be tabs/fasteners which need prying back or, the pieces may just snap or pry apart.

There may be components which need to be disconnected which run through the case/cabinet keeping it from coming apart.

Sorry I can't give you more info, but feel free to ask more questions -- it's easier to answer a specific than to generalize.


P.S. I was going to suggest blowing out the drain, but you beat me to it!

Posted on Aug 25, 2009



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SOURCE: Water condenses on top of dehumidifier

Your unit has a sealed system leak. The sealed system is warrantied for five years. Check your owners manual for this info. You will need your receipt and to call an authorized LG warranty dealer to exchange it.

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SOURCE: hose not draining, bucket only fills

The easiest way to unstop the hose is to blow air through the end enough to clear the clumped up dust at the other end using air compressor or air pump.

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I have a similar model. There are two drains, one for the hose and one directly into the bucket. The hose one is supposed to be lower, but I had to put a 3/8 inch block under the right side of the unit to get the water to favor the hose instead of the bucket. Another possibility is that the far end of the hose is higher than the near end. If you can't lower it, you can put the whole dehumidifier up on blocks. One other thing to check is that the hose has a rubber washer in it where it connects to the unit. Use a tissue to see if this connection is dry. If it leaks, it will just drip into the bucket.
Good luck!

No longer drains via attached hose. Cleaned out hose and still only drains into bucket

Kathy, since the drain hose is clear, the problem (clog) is in the interior drain tubing to the hose connection.When this happens water is diverted to the bucket. To solve this problem, do the following:

Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Disconnect the hose from the unit.

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 5 to 10 minutes for it 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

I hope this helps you solve the problem. Thanks for choosing FixYa.

How do I install a hose so this humidifier drains automatically?

Look at the drain pan, it might have a garden hose connection that you might have to knock out, mine is not the same model but it may be similiar, and then run it to a floor drain or such. Good Luck

The drain hose stopped working on my Whirlpool gold dehumidifier. Now the bucket fills and the machine shuts off. Tried cleaning the filter and clearing the hose. Still the same problem. But the hose...

I had the same problem....raised the unit 3 feet off floor, the drain hose is 4feet long... But the secret to getting unit to drain into hose if unit is set to Continous is...... TILT the unit back about 5 degrees with a half inch piece of wood under front wheels and She will drain into hose instead of bucket.... IF this don't work , I will eat the [email protected]

Why doesn't dehumidifier drain through hose? Even with the hose connected, the water still drips into the bucket and shuts off.

I had the same problem....raised the unit 3 feet off floor, the drain hose is 4feet long... But the secret to getting unit to drain into hose if unit is set to Continous is...... TILT the unit back about 5 degrees with a half inch piece of wood under front wheels and She will drain into hose instead of bucket.... [email protected]

Dehumidifier water draining problem

check and make sure you have fall on the line, and that the line is not clogged.

Hose line is no longer draining the unit, bucket fills instead

Sounds like the connector hoae came off inside the machine . Look up inside the machine where the bucket would go and you should see where the hose attaches to the condensate drain . It might have pulled off .
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