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Hi everyone

I have a two year old wave line dehumidifier. I normally use it with the tank and then only connect the continuous hose for the winter. Last year it worked perfectly but this year the water does not seem to want to drain through the hose and it  continues to fill the tank as if the hose was not connected. When the tank Is full the machine turns off which Is not helpful at this time of year.

I am either doing something stupid which Is entirely possible although I have checked that the hose isn't blocked and confirmed with the supplier there Is no extra switch to push, or something has gone wrong with the water dispensing pipe.

Any ideas  or solutions would be gratefully received

Many thanks

Graham

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I don't know that make of dehumidifier, but is there a plug that fits in one end or the other of the spigot to which you attach the drain tube? You may have reinserted it in order to use the water tank and forgotten to remove it.

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I’ve a Waeco which I’ve run during Winter for the last couple of years, possibly like yourself with the drain tube running down into the sink. In the beginning I had the same problem with the water not always draining through it, the tank filling and, of course, switching off the machine.

The manufacturer’s recommendation was to make a small hole in the top of the drain tube, which I did. It seemed to solve the problem so perhaps worth a try?

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On the one that I use, the small tank has to be left off
for the hose to drain the moisture out. There's a small
switch above the tank which switches it to 'tank' when
you put the tank back in. Maybe if yours is the same,
the switch may be stuck?

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Further to Luise's suggestion, in the manual for my dehumidifier (Meaco DD8L) it says:

"If you find that the water does not flow down the hose then check that it is running downhill, is not kinked, all excess tube has been cut off and is not blocked. If the water still does not flow then make a 4mm hole, 30mm from the spout in the top of the hose. This will balance out the air pressure and allow the water to flow."

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Could it be as simple as the tube simply having built up some gunk or a hibernating insect crawling in especially if the pipe runs horizontally at some stage?

Peter

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Thanks for the helpful suggestions. The hose does have a couple of kinks through storage but I can suck the water through  with no difficulty .

I will try and remove the Kinks  by shortening the hose And I will try the small air hole trick and report back if successful.

Thanks again

Graham



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Hi all

My report back is that removing the kinks lin the hose made little difference but there was an immediate positive effect when I drilled a small hole in the top of the tube about 3 cms from the spigot.

Hopefully that's it sorted for this year. Thanks for all the advice.

Graham

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Thanks for the update. It’s good to know when suggested solutions actually work.
Cheers

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