At wit's end. I've checked using Search, but see nothing to help me,
so here's the question:
I have a sump pummp in the basement, to which I want to attach an
external hose running from this dehumidifier. The instructions tell
you to use a supplied disconnected plastic pipe, about nine inches
long, with threads at one end (to attach a garden hose?) and narrower
at the other end.
To use a hose, you're supposed to (a) punch out the cut-out in the
of the dehumidifier about a foot from the bottom, (b) screw the
threaded part of the plastic
pipe into a hose, (c) insert the other end of the pipe into the cut-
out hole in the back
far enough for the other end to enclose the plastic pipe that the
water drips out of, and (d) "lock" the pipe into place with a couple
of plastic tabs sticking out of it. I punched out the cut-out in the
back and found black filter material, something like an air
conditioner filter. There is no cut out hole to be seen anywhere.
All I can do is push the plastic pipe into the hole at which point of
course, it falls on to the floor. There is a drip hole in the front
of the unit if you remove the bucket. However, once you have removed
the bucket, you can't turn the unit on. Plus there is no way the
plastic pipe can attached to that drip hole either.
Is there any way to get the water to the pump-even some way to jury
rig this thing? ? Clearly, there is some design defect somewhere or I
am missing something Big Time. I have no floor drain, so the sump
pump is a must.
I've got the same dehumidifier, and it's pretty self evident to me how
to hook up the drain hose - are you looking at the right knockout? if
you look at the back of the unit, it's on the very left, almost directly
in line with the little pipe that drips the water into the bucket.
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
This is a quote from another poster at
http://www.fixya.com/support/t195021-lg_lhd45el_dehumidifier "Push through
the membrane with the drain connector. The membrane has a circular cut
almost all the way through it, and pushing at it with the drain connector
will pop out the little hole. I've done it with four LG units."
The elbow is missing from your unit. I bought three of these units and one came
like yours without the elbow. One is working just fine with its elbow . The
others elbow broke off when I looked at it. Kidding but that is a big pain about
these units the elbow design is bad . I also have the same problem with another
unit made by a different company.
Something is missing there. I have one just like it and know what you're
talking about but i'm several miles from it. BUT, you could cut the end off
your hose, push it through, and clamp it on to the elbow they want to to
engage the plastic pipe with. Put a screw clamp on it and you're done.
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