All of our home dehumidifiers have a removable tank to collect the water. When the tank is full the float switch turns the machine off, for safety and to prevent overflow. When full, you will need to manually empty the tank and replace it in the dehumidifier to enable it to continue to collect water.
In some situations, it works better to allow the water to continuously drain out using a drain hose kit. This is a great option for when you want to go away on holiday or aren’t available to empty the tank daily. It is a “set and forget’” option which means you no longer need to empty the tank.
What to do
If you want to use the Continuous Drain Feature here’s what you do:
1. Decide where your dehumidifier will be positioned so that the water can drain away. A floor drain outlet in the bathroom or drain in the kitchen sink could be ideal. Another popular alternative is to drill a hole into the wall allowing the water to drain outside.
2. Place your unit on a flat surface higher than the drain to allow the water to flow in a downward direction. Gravity is doing the work here.
3. On the back of most dehumidifiers you will see a hole. This is the drain outlet. Simply connecting a hose to this drain outlet, see your manual for size and fitting details, we sell suitable Drain Hose Kits hoses for 8mm, 10mm, 12mm and 14mm outlets. Your dehumidifier will drain moisture at a continuous rate, up to the amount that the dehumidifier is rated at, i.e.: 12L, 20L, 25L, 28L etc.
Ensure there are no kinks in hose to allow free flow of water. Cut hose to length to suit the correct fitting to drain outlet ie floor waste, sink or bath/shower. Some customers permanently set up a dehumidifier and run a hose to a conduit to drain to the stormwater. Don’t allow the hose end to sit in water as this blocks the flow and may backflow into the dehumidifier. Periodically (monthly) check that the outlet hose has no kinks and is clear, as insects may enter overtime.