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I have an Amana AP148D, can I run it without an external drain hose? It says self evaporating, what does this mean?

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Self evaporating simply means there is a drain pan with a heater device installed that will evaporate and condensate that drains from the unit into the pan.

You do not need the external drain pan unless the unit makes more water than the drain pan and drain pan heater can handle.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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Do i have to drain out the water is this not a self evaporating unit ?


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Don't bother. Couldn't find it either. If you have a Stop error try draining the water from the pan. its not sealed so be careful if you pick it up. I had that problem Amana was NO help. Started right back up!

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