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Why is bucket still filling up when the hose is installed for outside draining ?

I installed the hose in my LG dehumidifier. The bucket still fills up and there is no water coming out of the hose

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Anonymous

SOURCE: Kenmore 54501 Dehumidifier

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

Posted on Aug 12, 2008


douglas smith

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SOURCE: The bucket of my Dehumidifier

hose or spigot hose attaches to may be blocked

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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ashburton

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SOURCE: Bucket fills up instead of water flowing out hose

There must be a blockage in the hose causing the water to back up and flow into the bucket. Try pushing a flexble peice of wire through the hose to unblock it.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

Anonymous

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SOURCE: I have an amana dehumidifier. I have a drain hose

Check to see if you have a clog in the drain hose from the mold and algae that builds up.

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Problem with draining water through hose

I bought one of the FDL70S1 Frigidaire dehumidifiers today for my shop, and found that the $5 hose I bought to drain it through the floor wouldn't tighten down completely, allowing the hose to twist and wobble, a sure indication that it was not water tight. Simply adding a second washer, as described in another answer here, allowed me to tighten the hose sufficiently to produce a tight fit with no play between the hose and the dehumidifier. It hasn't leaked. I know it is a threads-per-inch issue, and I am stumped as to why Frigidaire would supply these units with a different thread pitch than the standard GHT (garden hose thread) 3/4" - 11.5 tpi. The threads on the unit appear to be 3/4 NPS - 14 tpi. Go figure!

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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