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Pump doesn't seem to work anymore...

Had no problems with my Danby portable AC for the last 2 years (of course, just past warranty now!). Recently, I noticed I didn't hear the clicking sound of the waterpump doing its 'showering action' over the coils. I thought it was temporary until the units beeped that the water (side) container was full! I've never seen so much as a drop in there before. Also, the "P" symbol never shows up either. So, I can still use it, but the efficiency is much less, and I have to keep emptying the side container. Since I'm just past warranty and even though year 3-5 covers parts only, is there something I can check myself? Maybe a relay or switch burned out? Maybe something clogged? Is the pump itself broken? I just know taking it in locally will be (other than a real pain) an expensive trip even if the part is covered under warranty. Thanks to anyone who can provide some help or perhaps has seen this happen before...

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Re: Pump doesn't seem to work anymore...

Hi, I'm not familiar with your unit and have been waiting on someone else to answer your question but it doesn't seem to be happening so here goes..... Could be a buildup of lime in the pump or the lines to and from it. I would try using some white vinegar in the tank and see if this will clean it up. If you can get some into the pump itself, It may help. If you check the manual, It mat suggest something like this or have a service # where you can get more help. I hope I have helped. kstfas

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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