The water will not flow horizontally over any great distance. As its name implies, this dehumidifier is capable of dealing with 70 pint of moisture. If you experience trouble, please notify us in the comment box below. I hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Posted on Oct 17, 2008 I had the same problem, but I solved it by applying a considerable amount of Teflon tape to the male hose connection on the humidifier and slowly tightening the hose onto that connection. Answer Continuous drainage diverts the water dripping from the cold coils through the hose before it reaches the tank. I guess the guy at Home Depot has been through all the obvious solutions but I'll mention them anyway just to make sure.
The trap may contain ounces, maybe up to a pint or two, of water but this is a minor amount compared with the tens of pints a dehumidifier may extract from the air every day. Problems with the continuous drainage feature on this model are uncommon and most users have experienced little difficulty. It helps to mount the dehumidifier above floor level. I found some debris inside the dehumidifier where you connect a hose to , but removing that didn't help. Finally I checked the female end of the hose connection and saw the threads were mashed. It also helps eliminate bacteria in the air that can make breathing difficult. Remove the drain-hole cover on the back left side of your unit.
If the compressor is running but the fan is not , this also will cause low water production and continual freezing of the coil. Once the water starts flowing, you can put the bucket back and the water will keep flowing by capillary action. Turn off the unit, let it dry out, and then disassemble it to clean the hoses. Once the white tube is fully and correctly inserted you'll find two plastic tabs on the tube near the hose connection. I've hooked up the hose several times and tried several different hose washers both the washer that came with the machine and a couple of different washers I had , but water continues to drip into the bucket instead of out the hose in the drain.
Posted on May 09, 2012 I suspect that the threads-per-inch of the Frigidaire dehumidifier's hose connection is different threads closer together than a standard garden hose. What is wrong with it? The machine seems to work well, but I spent the extra dollars for the extra capacity and not having to monitor the bucket. The other end is inserted into the hole in the back of the unit. Dehumidifiers collect a large amount of moisture that must be discarded. I realize that the hose was getting some of the water, but anything that dripped quickly filled up the 25 pint tank.
Basement dehumidifier and the drainage hose. Those who rely on the water collection container, the pan or bucket, to collect the water do not have this convenience and would be wise to empty the contents of the pan, or a portion of them, into the floor drain to replenish the water in the trap once or twice a week. Humidistat accuracy: Humidistat accuracy is how closely humidistats came to keeping the humidity levels we set for them in our test chamber. The bucket seems to fill up and I can't even figure out how that is happening since the connection is absolutely tight. With an electronics degree and more than 10 years of experience, she applies her love of gadgets to the gardening world as she continues her education through college classes and gardening activities.
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. Thank youi for using Manage My Life. Why isn't the water draining through the hose? To do this look at the bottom of the bucket, there should be a hose connector where you can attach a standard garden hose. 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. However, I need the pump to be strong enough to be able to pump the water up 8 feet, across the room 14 feet before it starts flowing downward into the lower basement room and laundry sink.
Anyone have a solution yet? If that doesn't work, the water level sensor may be broken. Wish this model had built-in pump instead of gravity pull. Posted on Aug 06, 2009 Had this problem and the solution proved to be quite simple. And if you're in the market for a new dehumidifier, check our complete to find the unit that's right for you. Posted on Jul 13, 2011 Good morning friend, thanks for your post! You can measure the humidity level of the room using a hydrometer or just use your best judgement.
This should loosen any clogged material. If those steps are unsuccessful and you continue to get water into the bucket please respond back and I can research more information for you. The guy at Home Depot is stumped. The connection within the humidifier is too small for the plastic pipte extension. I hope this helps with your research while you wait for your expert response. Assuming the problem was on the dehumidifier end for years and dealing with occasional links today causes me a bit of embarrassment.
If you choose to ignore this risk the best thing to use is a zip-tie. If none of this works the most probable explanation is that there is a fault in the dehumidifier. If not try mounting the dehumidifier a foot or two above the floor. Caster wheels are seated at the bottom of the unit, which helps consumers wheel the unit between rooms. You slide it straight in until it mates with a drain connection inside the unit. Pint is simply the capacity of a dehumidifier to remove moisture per day, or 24-hour period.