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I stored two different comfort air dehumid. for about 6 months & strangely both now leak. They leak at the bottom opposite of were i have the drain hose attached to a draining garden hose. The hose needs to drain up about 8 inches to get out of the room is this the problem, drain up? Thanks

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Yes... set the dehumidifiers up on blacks so that the hose drains downward and your problem will be solved... make sure the hose is supported so that it steadyly slopes downward and does not trap...

The outlet is very crappy and the hose does not seal well ...also make sure the hose end has a washer in it...

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