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My 70 pint keeps filling up the bucket and shutting off, even if I have the pump on - and hose free and clear. I can see some water being pumped out of hose at various short intervals

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It's not a one way valve, it's a water strainer. It has a barrel with a fitting on each end, the upper leads into the barrel, the lower has a strainer tube attached. When it's plugging up, it seems like a one-way valve because when you try to force water into the top, it pushes the lint and junk against the strainer screen, blocking it. When you try to force water in from the bottom, the water pushes the lint away from the screen, allowing a reduced flow. Some have an arrow; it's to indicate flow direction to keep the lint on the outside of the screen; the inside, being mush smaller than the barrel, would plug up much sooner. Before you replace the strainer, clean the lint & stuff out of the small pump reservoir (above the pump). If you don't, the strainer will plug up quickly again, if it can even get water to it.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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the water should still collect into the tank. the dehumidifier had a float switch that shut the unit off when the tank is full. In turn it should have a second switch, probably a float switch that turns the pump on and off so that the pump doesnt continue to run when there is no moisture in the tank

Posted on Nov 27, 2009

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Hi,
make sure that the hose is not plugged and that it runs continuously flat or downhill... if it is trapped it will not drain...

heatman101

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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SOURCE: i have a hose discharging water from back . but

The clog is not in the hose. It's in the hose connection tube inside the unit. To unclog it use an 18" long plastic Zip Tie or something similar that is flexible and will fit into the hole. NO wire coat hangers though. Gingerly work it into the hose connection hose, until you reach a bend in the tubing. This is the tricky part, as you have to get past this bend. Be careful and work it past the bend. Once the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of Zip Tie, slowly pull it back out while rotating it. This will dislodge the clog. Once the Tie is almost all the way out, be prepared for water to follow.

One other thing. If the unit stops operating check that the bucket full light is illuminated. If it is remove the bucket and empty the contents and then check the seal between the hose and the drip tray. If there is a small leak then replace the hose gasket and re-tighten the hose.

FYI - Your humidifier does not have a pump. It relies entirely on gravity to drain, when you use the hose connection.

That should solve the problem.

Posted on May 23, 2011

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SOURCE: My model is Frig. Dehumidifier,

Check the float valve in the top of the bucket. It may be stuck in the UP position. If that the case, jiggle the float valve arm to get it to return to the DOWN position. That should solve the problem.

Posted on Jul 10, 2011

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