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Fdk45p1 dehumidifier Exactly what does step d. on page 5 of the instruction manual (Continuous drainage) mean? Also, step a. has you insert the cap removed from the rear of the unit into the inside of the collection tray. Does that mean take the black tube loose in the upper front left area, or does it mean insert the plug in the hole above the tray where the water normally comes out? I don't have any Chinese friends available to decipher the instructions. Thanks.

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  • tommooney Jun 12, 2008

    The instructions were way too complicated when all you have to do is pull out the plug and stick in the hose. Thanks for the help 22yooper.

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    I had this same problem!! I was going to call Frigidaire, but have never found a chance to be on hold for an hour.  I just tried the solution listed. I think it worked!! However, I had put the plug into one of the holes that water comes out of to go into the bucket. When I took it out, water came spewing out. Also, brownish gunk came out (the plug has been in it for 6months-1 year.....the continuous drainage worked like that for several months, so I didn't know there was a problem!) I hope that I didn't ruin something because of this!!  

    On another note, I hate this dehumidifier. I have another one (a Danby) that has given me no trouble. My other trouble with the Frigidaire is that when I have to empty the bucket (which I hopefully will no longer have to do), I cant get it back in right. I have to slide it in to the unit and back out 10+ times because it keeps telling me the bucket is full. I usually get it to stop saying that by leaving the bucket in crooked. 

    I am so excited this could have taken care of my problems!!! Thank you FixYa website!!



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Has anyone figured out how to get a 25-pint Frigidaire dehumidifier (model FDD25S1) to put water out the drain hose for continuous draining instead of into the bucket? It appears to be impossible to connect the hose in a way to avoid water leaking into the bucket.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008


Use 2 hose washers.

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Working on the FDD25S1 myself. I just bought one. The old one (forget the brand) I had, I needed to put plumbers goop all around the hose connection. It worked but you could not take the hose off ever again.

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I just checked my dehumidifier to see how it was doing. It is STILL filling up the bucket. A small amount of water is coming out the hose though. I don't know what it's doing. I guess I'll have to call them.

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It means put the plug in a place where you will not loose it. Where you connect the hose to the bucket , make sure the opening which sometimes has a plastic membrane in it is clear so the water leaves the bucket and goes through the hose to a floor drain. The collector tray remains open.

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    James Helmer Jun 12, 2008

    Continuous drain means just that, not plugs in the bucket or hose to where it is being drained to.


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