My MPC-09ER portable unit (9000 btu) has suddenly started leaking water from the bottom and emptying onto the floor. It isn't catching ANY water whatsoever in the container provided within the machine. I have made sure the drawer is properly inserted as well. Can you please tell me what's going on and if it is repairable? What would cause this to happen so suddenly?
I know how to fix this problem, I fixed mine. The design of this unit is flawed in two ways, and you should fix both. Start by removing the back panel - just remove all the phillips head screws (you have to take out the screen filter as some of the screw heads are otherwise hidden). You will see that there is a "drain" system" (little notch cutout above the small water catcher with a tiny drainhole at the bottom) CAREFULLY drill a quarter inch hole about a quarter to half inch below the notch - drill just through the plastic, not into the fins behind. This will allow the water to properly drain. Secondly, on the lower right is the "air intake condenser" - I dont know why but they didnt put a filter on this so mine was caked with black junk after three years of use. Clean it best you can, use a brush to get between the fins and cut a $1 generic A/C filter to size and insert it. Finally, make SURE that the unit tilts backwards just little. I put a double folded towel uner the front casters. Drainage is critical as is the evaporator. Otherwise there is no chance this unit will keep the floor dry for more than about 3 years of ongoing use. Goodluck!!
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IF this is a regular unit and not one that you add water too (like a swap cooler) it is normal for water to be produced. When those units cool the air, the water in the air condenses in the coils and drips down to a pan in the bottom. There should be a light that comes on and tells you to empty it and there should be a plug for emptying the unit. If it is leaking then the there could be issues with the tray and where the water is going.
Samsung E163 EEPROM option error? Program the right option codes!! In my case the complete airconditioning installation (3 x indoor and 1 x outdoor unit) didn't work because the E163 code was showed on one of the indoor unit. After I followed the procedure (remove batt from remote control, put them in again holding down the right knobs, etc see the manuals you can find on the internet) I programmed the right codes within 5 minutes and the problem was fixed, the error code was gone and the complete installation was working again. So don't replace boards, electronics etc....just put in de right option codes. John, Netherlands.
There should be a plug on the rear of the unit near the bottom of the back. If the plug is missing/removed, it should have a barbed or threaded end for a drain hose to be installed. Place the drain hose (a typical garden hose will suffice) over the end of the barbed/threaded section and secure with a an automotive hose clamp. Some units did come with a "male" hose end in which the "female" end (what you would screw onto a outdoor faucet) garden hose can be directly threaded onto the drain connection. In either case, this drain needs to be leak proof to prevent additional water (condensate) from leaking onto the floor. The drain is ideal for situations where there is high humidity in which the A/C condenses the water vapor out of the air during A/C operation.
Being that I am the owner of a Haier 12000 BTU portable A/C unit with the same flipping problem & having a husband that works as a refrigeration tech with plenty of experience with A/C units of all types, we have come to the conclusion that the evaporation pans they put into these portable units are either too small or faulty! The best advice I can offer you if you are out of warranty is to raise the unit onto a sturdy & level base (you can use wood planks if nothing else can be found) & attach a hose to the plug (open of course) & run the hose into a bucket. Sadly, I was unaware of how bad our situation was until my husband told me that it is "raining" in our dining room! We'll now have to rip up carpeting (only 5 years old), rip up the old vinyl flooring to check the sub floor & if that's too bad off, we'll have to replace it, then cut out the sheetrock of the ceiling, treat for black mold before it happens (because it will, wet wood & sheetrock make a lovely sort of place for it to grow exponentially!) then rebuild the ceiling! I hope you got help before my answer & good luck!
I live with my husband and three sons in a house that we almost never succeed in cooling enough every summer. But a few months back, my uncle mentioned that he had recently purchased a new model of air conditioner by Plasma Cool called Plasma Cool Portable PC-14E that required no draining and came equipped with technology to remove most of the humidity from the air. We checked this ac out at his home, and the next thing we did was researched all the no drain acs with evaporative booster out there in the market to see if there was anything better than the one my uncle had. But the only one that met our needs and budget was Plasma Cool Portable PC-14E. At 14,000 BTU, this ac is 40-50% more powerful than similar acs in the market and covers upto 500 sq. ft. Look for this product on www.plasmacoolportableac.com which lays out the features and specifications in easy and comprehensible fashion without coming across as trying too hard to sell you the product. We just finished the 30 day trial period, and now own the ac. We are very satisfied and are considering purchasing another unit soon.