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Window air conditioner cools but doesn't dehumidify room. This has been the case since it was new. The unit is tilted down slightly in back as recommended. The room is small. I read that having a unit that is oversized for the room can cause this problem.

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    Normally, 1 thumb ratings are reserved for abusive posts. I don't see what in my answer to you is abusive.
    If you are still having issues with your A/C unit - remove it from the housing. The INNER condenser coil is likely dirty. This rarely gets cleaned - and is responsible for removing the humidity.
    If the air does not pass over the fins - the humidity can't be removed.
    I have indicated the side of the coil you need to concentrate on with red arrows.

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