AC blowing hot air


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Old 08-29-09, 11:57 AM
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AC blowing hot air

We recently got hit with a heat wave, its been around 100F here for the past week.

Months ago, (4 months) we went out and bought a portable ac unit.

Its a Delonghi Pinguino PAC A110-A120e

When we first got it, it worked extremely well, later, it did alright but compared to the heat it was best if you were more or less right if front of it. Now it just blows hot air.

When it was working, on occasion we would notice either condensation or water, or what not on cloth nearby. Im not sure if this means something was leaking or that its normal, but its a symptom none the less.

What is the likely cause and is there a way to replace it myself?

Is it worth while to have a technician come out to fix a portable AC unit. (Im not sure what they'd charge).

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Old 08-29-09, 03:27 PM
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By portable you mean a unit that has air blowing into the house with air blowing through a vent to the outside?If that is correct they have a plastic container that collects the condensate and needs to emptied.It pushes down on a switch that will shut off the A/C.
 
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Old 08-29-09, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Dread Gnat
Months ago, (4 months) we went out and bought a portable ac unit.

Is it worth while to have a technician come out to fix a portable AC unit. (Im not sure what they'd charge).
Most unit has 1 or 5 year warranty on it. Look at your manual, and see what they say, and then call the company to see what they do for warranty.

When it was working, on occasion we would notice either condensation or water, or what not on cloth nearby. Im not sure if this means something was leaking or that its normal, but its a symptom none the less.
It may be normal if the humidity is very high.
 
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Old 08-30-09, 01:25 AM
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Yeah, its an AC unit on wheels, it has a plastic casing, I can try to remove the casing and see if there is a container to collect the moisture, but if there is a cut off switch, wouldnt that mean it wouldnt blow hot air either?

In regard to humidity, its California, its a dry heat.
 
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Old 08-30-09, 05:58 AM
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Read your manual and see what it says about condensate tank. Most unit like will get rid of water on it's own into the air flow going outside.

Humidity can go up when the windows are closed up.. Humidity from our body, cooking, showers, and washing.
 
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Old 08-30-09, 09:55 PM
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I found a tube that seems meant for draining access water, opened the seal, and no water came out. Seems like that isnt the issue.

Read some reviews of the ac unit and there are some similar stories to mine...
 
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Old 08-31-09, 06:37 PM
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In your instruction manual it shows a self diagnostics steps page. Also looking up your model number on line you may get more info and a service place
 
 

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