How To Use A Hisense Dehumidifier? A Step-By-Step Guide]

Hisense is a well-known dehumidifier manufacturer. While there are many models to choose from, the majority of them are simple to use.

This article will show you how to use a Hisense dehumidifier correctly. By following the steps below, you can figure it out regardless of which model you have.

I personally have a Hisense dehumidifier for almost a year already, and it only takes a few minutes for me to get the hang of it.

Step 1: Find a proper location

A proper placement can improve your machine’s efficiency and prevent any potential safety issues. Don’t be concerned! In most cases, dehumidifiers are completely safe.

Depending on the capacity of the dehumidifier, you should place it in a suitable room. Hisense dehumidifiers, as far as I know, have capacities ranging from 30 to 70 pints. The larger the capacity, the larger the available room size.

On top of that, leaving 12-18 inches of space on the top, back, or sides are needed for airflow. Don’t put it against the wall or too close to the bed. It could be a good idea to place it close to the humidity source, like windows.

Step 2: Let your Hisense dehumidifier stand for a while

The majority of Hisense dehumidifiers are compressor units. The compressor requires oil to function, but the oil may leak during transportation.

As a result, you should leave it upright for at least two hours before plugging it in.

Otherwise, the oil may clog other parts of your dehumidifier, causing a system breakdown.

Step 3: Check the hygrometer

check the room temperature

Hisense dehumidifiers need to operate at temperatures above 38°F. This is because cold air may not be able to warm up the evaporator coil, causing the dehumidifier to freeze and affecting its performance.

As a result, before starting your machine, you should check the hygrometer. When the temperature falls below 38°F, you can turn on your heater to warm up the room and allow your Hisense dehumidifier to function properly.

In addition, you should look at the humidity on the hygrometer. If it is below 55%, you don’t need to run your Hisense model.

If getting a hygrometer is not so convenient, you can try some methods to measure the humidity without a hygrometer, such as doing a wet and dry bulb temperature test or running some Apps on your phone.

Step 4: Get the settings right

hisense dehumidifier setting

You can now start using your Hisense unit. Remember to plug it in and, if possible, avoid using an extension cord.

The control panel contains a number of buttons for customizing your settings, and you can start your machine by pressing the “power” button.

Most Hisense dehumidifiers are energy star rated, as indicated by the mark on the panel, which means they will use at least 15% less electricity.


Like most models, my Hisense dehumidifier has three modes: auto dry, continuous, and manual set. You can select a mode by pressing the “mode” button.

“Auto dry mode” is a setting that automatically sets the desired humidity level to 50%. Most people find 50% humidity to be comfortable. However, you can increase the air circulation speed by adjusting the fan speed.

“Continuous mode” is appropriate for use when your home has water damage or is extremely humid. The machine will continue to operate until you manually turn it off. You can change the fan speed but not the humidity level.

If you leave it unattended, the machine may eventually cause dryness.

“Manual set mode” allows you to change the fan speed and humidity level, and it is the mode I use the most. When I run my Hisense dehumidifier in the basement, I usually set it to 45% humidity.


Regardless of mode, you can change the fan speed. There are three fan speed settings available: auto, low, and high.

The higher the fan speed, the faster the room can reach the desired humidity level. If you are sensitive to noise, use the low mode because the fan will be quieter. A high mode is preferable for those who want to solve the moisture problem as soon as possible.

When I run it at night, I will use the “low mode.”


If you work a 9 to 5 job and want a comfortable environment when you arrive home, you can utilize the “timer” function. 

The timer can be set in two ways. The first is to set the timer when the machine is turned off, and the second is to set it when the machine is turned on.

The former can control when the machine automatically turns on, whereas the latter can control when your Hisense dehumidifier turns off.

Some people dislike running a dehumidifier while sleeping, but they frequently forget to turn it on the next day. In this case, you can activate this feature, and your machine will begin serving you the following morning.

Pump (optional)

If you use a Hisense dehumidifier in continuous mode, you should drain the water with a hose. Otherwise, when the water bucket is full, the machine will stop working.

My Hisense unit does not have a built-in pump, but some do. Before using this feature, please connect the machine to a hose.

This function ensures that water can be easily sent to the drain even if your dehumidifier is not placed higher than the drain.

Step 5: Dump the water in the tank

hisense dehumidifier water bucket

Dehumidifiers can quickly fill up, especially when the air is excessively moist. As a result, you should empty the tank on a regular basis to keep the machine running.

Furthermore, stagnant water in the dehumidifier tank can breed bacteria and mold, posing health risks to you and your family. You may have discovered black stuff in your dehumidifier, and that is exactly what it is.

All Hisense dehumidifiers include a bucket handle to aid in water transportation.

On the right of the control panel, you can find an empty bucket indicator, which reminds you to dump the water when it is on.

Step 6: Change the filter

There is an air filter in front of the air inlet to filter out the dust and dirt lingering in the air. 

You should take it apart every so often and rinse it under the water. If the filter is clogged, it can reduce the airflow, causing malfunction.

A clean filter light will illuminate to remind you to clean it.

Step 7: Clean the Hisense dehumidifier

You can wipe down the exterior of your Hisense unit every week. It is also important to disinfect the water bucket with white vinegar or bleach once a week.

The coil can get blocked over time. If you have the expertise, you can also try to clean the coil.

If you want to know more details about how to clean a Hisense dehumidifier, check here.


It is simple to use a Hisense dehumidifier. Once you’ve found a suitable location, you can plug it in and begin using it in “auto dry” mode.

If you want to change the settings, go into manual mode and change the fan speed and humidity level.

Maintaining it is also crucial. You can check the lights on the control panel to decide if you need to empty the bucket or clean the filter. 

About The Author

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Liz Yang is the founder of Airsmartly. She has been working at home for a few years and realizes that the performance of the HVAC system plays such an important role in our life. She has tested dozens of products in person, like humidifiers, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, and ACs, and wants to share tips about using or troubleshooting these products with you. Her uncle is an HVAC expert with over 30 years of experience in the field, and often offers assistance when she is unsure how to handle a situation. He is also in charge of reviewing the articles on this site.

5 thoughts on “How To Use A Hisense Dehumidifier? A Step-By-Step Guide]”

  1. Thanks for getting back to me about unplugging the dehumidifier before I dump the water.
    My silly question is do I turn the power off every time before I unplug the dehumidifier.
    Also what is the best humidity setting for the dehumidifier
    Thanks for all your help.

  2. Our house is a tightly insulated metal home. We run our dehumidifier all the time. It’s set on fan high and runs continuously. I empty the bucket when it’s full. I notice sometimes it leaks water . Am I doing something wrong? Please help. Thanks!


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