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I have a CARRIER 51AKP260H. It is shutting off every three hours with the error code 'H8', meaning the condensation pan is full. It is not particularily humid... nor is the pan full. What's wrong with the machine and what do I do to fix it?

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As you know, when the water tank is full, LCD displays error code H8 and the unit stops.

Under normal conditions you need to empty the water tank and to stop the unit for 3 minutes.
Plug out the power cord before empty the water tank.

Ensure that you unplugget the unit (ur trip circuit breaker) , or the error message won't reset.

If you already did unplug the unit, and you still get the error , then the water level sensor located in the water tank is faulty and must be replaced.
In this case you will need to contact manufacturer, calling the number listed on the owners manual.

In North America, please call 1-800-CARRIER for immediate customer assistance from 8:00a -5:00p (EST) weekdays.

In UK you can contact them at Tel: 0870 600 1155.


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