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Drainage plug is really away to the ground, so you may want to place it on a hard surface or elevate it slightly to assist in the drainage function. You do get a short hose and drip pan in the box to help you empty the moisture into a larger pan, but you may want to keep a towel convenient as well.

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Were do i get the manuel for model number ph3 12r03 is the model number were or how do I drain the water and can you send me a manual


Here is the link to the manual:

http://s3.amazonaws.com/szmanuals/b0348062b23e23cd40550b61e1dc5f43


Here are those particular instructions:


Compressor Indicator


The " " icon will light up on the control panel display when the compressor turns on. The " " icon will turn off when the compressor shuts off.

Emergency Condensate Holding Tank


When the room temperature is low and the indoor humidity is high, the air conditioner may not be able to evaporate some of the moisture fast enough. When this happens, the water will accumulate in an emergency condensate tank inside the unit. Once the emergency condensate tank is full, the unit will automatically shut off and the " " will appear on the control panel display. To empty the condensate tank, unscrew the screw plug at the bottom back of the unit. You will need a small pan, approximately 1" high to catch the water coming out of the condensate tank. Once the condensate tank is drained, the unit will begin working within a few minutes. The emergency condensate tank holds approximate
ly 1.5 Liters of water.

Another option is to purchase a small hose from a hardware store that can fit around the 5/8" drain plug on the back of the unit and drain the unit into a gravity drain or larger pan for continuous drainage.

To resume operation quickly, empty the water container according to the following steps:

1. Turn the unit off. Do not move the unit when the water container is full.

2. Place the drain pan accessory under the drainage port at the back of the unit.

3. Remove the screw plug from the drain hole. The condensate water will drain out automatically. When the drain pan is full, screw the screw plug back onto the drainage hole to stop the water flow. Empty the drain pan. Repeat until all the water is emptied.

Once the water container has been emptied, screw the plug back onto the drain hole. Do not allow the
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More than likely, mineral scale has built up inside the tank and the mist tubing.

To clean it, turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Empty any remaining solution that's in the tank and refill it with a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water. Plug the unit in and turn it ON. Allow it to run for 5 minutes, then turn unit OFF and allow it to soak for 30 minutes to and hour.
Then turn the unit back ON. If the water spitting has stopped, run the unit unit is half empty. Turn it OFF, unplug it and empty any of the remaining solution. Refill with Bottled Distilled Water and run it until it's empty. Doing so, will flush out any of the remaining solution and scale.

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The tubing to the mouth of the dolphin or the misting nozzle is clogged with mineral buildup and scale.
To clean this, do the following.

Empty the water in the tank and replace it with a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water. Allow the unit to sit for 30 minutes, then turn it ON. If mist does not appear within 10 minutes from the mouth of the dolphin. Turn the unit OFF and allow it to soak over night. In the morning, turn the unit ON and allow it to run. Once the mist appears where it should, run the unit until the tank is half empty. Then empty the tank of the remaining solution and refill with Bottled Distilled Water and run the unit until it is empty. This will flush all the remaining solution from the tank, tubing & nozzle.

In the future I would recommend using Bottled Distilled Water on a regular basis, rather than tap water. Doing so, will eliminate the problem of scaling.

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Gregg, make a solution of 50% White Distilled Vinegar & 50% Bottled Distilled Water (enough to fill the tank). Empty any remaining water from the tank, before filling it with the 50/50 solution.
Then, plug the unit in and turn it ON and allow it to run for about 3 minutes. Turn the unit OFF and allow it to sit overnight. The following morning empty the tank and refill it with Bottled Distilled Water. Turn the unit ON and after several minutes of operation, place you hand in front of the misting nozzle to see if you feel any mist. If you do, allow the unit to run until the tank is have empty. Doing this will flush the remainder of the solution from the unit. Empty the remaining Bottled Distilled Water from the tank. I would highly recommend using Bottled Distilled Water in the future, rather than Tap Water. As it's mineral and calcium free.

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It probably has a calcium and mineral deposit buildup, that has clogged the unit. Especially, if you're using well water to fill the tank.

To solve this problem, empty the tank of any water that may still be in it and mix a 50/50 solution of White Vinegar and Bottled Distilled Water. Fill the tank with the solution and let it sit for i hour. Then turn the unit ON and let it run, until it starts producing humidity. Once it does, wait 10 minutes and turn the unit OFF and empty any remaining solution from the tank. Refill the tank with Bottled Distilled Water and run the unit for 10 minutes. This will flush the system of the Vinegar and Water solution. It's best to empty the tank again and refill with Bottled Distilled Water and use the humidifier as you normally would. I would highly recommend using Bottled Distilled Water from now on. This will eliminate any future calcium and mineral buildup and having to flush the unit repeatedly.

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