A bent or misplaced drain hose to drain the water upstream does not work. This exhaust arrangement relies on gravity to function properly. Make sure the drain hose is not kinked and kinked, obstructions or other damage that prevents water from flowing freely.
Drain phase with drain pipe for dehumidification
- Step 1: Unplug the power cord from the dehumidifier.
- Step 2: Connect the dehumidifier tank.
- Step 3: Find the exhaust pipe outlet.
- Step 4: Connect a garden hose to the connector on the back of the dehumidifier.
Hang a hose from the dehumidifier and run the cable to a condensate pump. The drain hose of the dehumidifier or condensate pump may be above the drain connection or the dehumidifier may overflow.
Connect a garden hose to the floor drain:
- Remove the tray from the front of the product.
- Open the drain cover on the back of the device.
- Insert a normal garden hose on the drain socket.
- Cut the hose lengthwise and slide it to the floor drain.
How to empty a dehumidifier into a submersible pump
- Disconnect the dehumidifier from the power supply.
- Place the device on a concrete block. Since the dehumidifier is drained by gravity, it must be higher than the pipe and sump.
- Find the outlet for the appliance drain hose.
- Route the tubing to the sump pump.
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How to install an external condensate pump
If the dehumidifier stops drawing water from the air and you have confirmed that the room temperature is above 65 degrees Fahrenheit, the compressor in the unit may not work. A common reason for overload errors is using the dehumidifier on long or oversized extension cords.
Dehumidifiers without a pump are sometimes equipped with a drain hose that drains the water by gravity. It is important to note that since water depends on gravity, it can only flow downwards and not vertically, like a dehumidifier with a built-in pump.
This Hisense dehumidifier with built-in pump can remove 70 liters of moisture from the air daily over an area up to 1,500 feet. The powerful pump can continuously drain the water upwards so that it can be poured through a window or into a sink.
Repairing a dehumidifier
In this condition you can safely use the dehumidifier for about 12 hours a day. It should (again, depending on the device) direct all moist air in the room through the system at least once. I usually tell people to run the dehumidifier 1012 hours a day, and of course the more the better.
How to empty a dehumidifier
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The condenser or filters may be clogged. See if you can clean one of the filters to allow air to flow into the dehumidifier. If the humidifier is not working properly, it will display the wrong humidity in the room. Or it does not signal the dehumidifier to work at a certain humidity.
If you are using a relatively small dehumidifier in the basement with little humidity issues, you can easily place it on the floor. The air expelled from the dehumidifier is warmer than the incoming air, so placing the dehumidifier close to the roof reduces conventional circulation.
Place the dehumidifier on a level floor sturdy enough to support the unit with a bucket of water. Leave at least 8 inches of air space on all sides of the device for good air circulation. Install the device in a place where the temperature does not drop below 5 ° C (41 ° F).
In general, depending on the conditions, the dehumidifier bucket should be emptied at intervals of once every two days to twice a day.
The dehumidifier should remove up to half of the 70 liters of moisture per day (over a 24 hour period). The 12-quart tank unit requires you to change the bucket almost 6 times a day (divide 70 by 12). For the 16-quart tank machine, you only need to do this 4 times a day (divide 70 by 16).