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Afternoon, I have a major problem with my Dimplex DAC15HC portable air-conditioner. It either requires constant top-ups to its external water tank, or the main evaporative water tank leaks constantly, irrespective of both tanks being emptied on a daily basis. At this rate, I'll be re-carpeting the room the unit is in!! Any help would be gratefully received. Cheers, Simon

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  • SAJF2 Apr 16, 2009

    Hi Tartan, many thanks for your comments and advice. To be more specific, on two occassions recently, I have woken (say, 7 hours sleep & moderately humid night) to find +/- 3 square meters of carpet and underfelt well and truly soaked through. Ihave owned this unit for two years, and it has performed perfectly until now - is it worth a service call? Lastly, how does one check the lower drainage pipe for leaks without removing the cover? Again, many thanks for your help. SAJF2

  • SAJF2 Apr 17, 2009

    Tartan, many thanks for your excellent advice. Much appreciated. SAJF2

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Hi SAJJF2,
Its not leaking. As the fan blows air across the cold coils the water in the air condenses on to the coil. When enough water condenses it forms drops which drip out of the AC unit. In humid parts of the world AC units can drip enough to be nuisance. In really dry parts of the world you may not get any condensation at all.


If you really think, that it's not a problem of condensation, it's leaking....Check the pipe that goes to ground. There must be a leak in it.

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    taran_2005 Apr 17, 2009

    Hi SAJJF2,


     If the drain pipe is choked or the coupling joint of the drain pipe at the bottom of cooling coil is not proper, there will be water leakage, This can be easily attended by physically looking at the fittings.


    Just concentrate on the water, Is that comming from the pipe or A/C unit and you would know the culprit...


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