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Goldstar dehumidifier I have a goldstar dehumidifier and I ordered a hose connector so I do not have to empty the water bucket. I hooked up the connector which doesn't seem to go anywhere and of course it doesn't drain the bucket

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    I need to know , when i use the dhumidifiers , there is hot air going out in the back, ai cool air going out from the front. Also do not seem to drain water ??



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The hose connector does not drain the bucket, it drains the condensate before it enters the bucket. Tube passes through back of dehumidifier by the cord wrap area. (you may have to remove a small cover)

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Sounds like you're going to need a new bucket & float, if you want to continue to use the dehumidifier in any thing other than continual hose draining mode.Here's a link to where you can find a replacement bucket w/ the float valve included.

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Where can I get hose ,hose attachments for my Goldstar dehumidifier? Can not locate my manual or attachments.

Fortunately, it doesn't require a special hose, as a standard Garden Hose Connection is on the left side of the water collection bucket. You may have to carefully drill a 1/4 " hole in the center of the connection, once you unscrew the drain cap. The hose should be no longer than 5' , as the drainage relies entirely on gravity to drain.

When attaching the the hose, be sure that the female hose connection has a washer in it or it will leak. Hand tighten the hose connection firmly, being careful not to crack the plastic hose connection on the tank. Also, be sure that the float valve in the tank is in the DOWN. position or the unit will not run.

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How do you hook it up to a floor drain?

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Your dehumidifier should have come with a tube which would allow you to do this very easily. I beleive the part number is 5214A20027B.

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hey i just got paid by some guy to haul away a broken fan(currently fixing) DH504ELY5 dehumidifier on my model with bucket removed front facing you reach to the far right the orfice there drains to the bucket id only assume just get the proper od hose(even clear) from a hardware store attach it and it should be fine- take back panel off(plastic 6 screws and youll have to gently pry the "clips" out of the steel back-dont worry if one breaks the screws will still keep the back on on reassembly) there is a hole with a foam kinda adhesive tape over it it is perforated for the purpose of an external hose feed it through there and out of the hole thats in the middle of where the power cord winds up for storage-all will be a straight shot on reassembly no twists or turns try that should do the trick and you can keep the bucket on there:)

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