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Do both hoses go outside? It now has one inside and is leaking water on the carpet.

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  • holdahl Aug 01, 2009

    soleus air 10,000 btu dehumidifier heater and fan

  • holdahl Aug 02, 2009

    This is a stand up indoor unit with 2 hoses. How should it be hooked up properly?

  • holdahl Aug 02, 2009

    Also there is not a drain pan.

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Hi,

There might be many reasons for the same. A guide has been given which explains 6 major reasons for ac leaking ( Including Window and portable one ) :

http://searchwarp.com/swa70216.htm

Hope i helped you.

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Yes both hoses should lead outside. Condensation naturally forms inside an air conditioner. Air has moisture, (Water), in it. As warm air cools the molecules of the air condense, and the moisture is released. There are drains in the bottom of the air conditioner to catch this released moisture, and hoes that lead the moisture to the outside of the home.

Is the hose long enough to lead outside? Can you lead it outside in the same fashion as the other hose? Does the outside of the air conditioning unit, lean slightly down on the outside? It should have a little bit of a pitch.

Looking at the side of the air conditioner, the front is inside the house. The back is outside. The back should be tipped down about 1/2 inch.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Aug 02, 2009

    That's Different! I should have asked for clarification.
    Is it a Soleus Air MAC-10K?

    http://www.a14electronics.com/Soleus-Air...

    Here is a different model of a Soleus 10,000 BTU, dehumidifier/heater/AC unit,
    http://www.hvacsolutionsdirect.com/files...

    Familiarizing myself with the design, and function of the Soleus portable dehumidifier/heater/AC units just now, I see that when the AC function, (Air Conditioning), of the unit is implemented, the large plastic flexible hose, has to be mounted to a plate which resides in a window opening.

    I also see that when the unit is used in an area which has a lot of humidity, there is a small hose which leads to a drain pan underneath, or can be lead to an outside source.
    According to the PDF file above for the Soleus PH3 10R 03 Model, the Control Panel for this unit has a display, that will light up when this drain pan is full.

    It would seem that your only recourse, is to constantly drain that pan when it reaches the full mark, or implement some way to install a long hose, and lead it outside.


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Aircons with 2 hoses normally do need to go outside. Please provide the make and model of the unit to confirm.

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: I have the super cool have hose outside window

make sure the water hose is running down hill and can flow easly is there some water coming out of the hose and the rest from the unit . you will have to take it apart and check the hose clamp it tight.

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SOURCE: MY AC IS LEAKING UNDERNEATH

After reading your post, it made perfect sense. In your situation, you don't want to use water to clear the PVC pipe(s), you should use compressed air. Which is what most HVAC technicians use. If you know someone that has a portable air compressor, that would definitely do the trick. You would do all this from the outside, rather than the inside.

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