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50 pint dehumidifier has drain hose connected but fills up the drain bucket and stops running....

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Safety switch is turning off the dehumidifier....you need to drain out the bucket more often....or put the drain hose into an actual drain....ive seen some people run a small plastic hose from the dehumidifier to the sump pump hole in their basement.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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