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My Danby 12000 is not cooling properly - I hope I have it hooked up OK - I vented the exhaust out the window and also the intake - it seems to me I am pulling the air from outside not the air in the room - do I have that set up correctly? Both the exhaust and intake hose in the window kit.

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Hello,
The first and easiest thing is to check the air filter. Make sure that it is clean... clean it or replace it. Next check the air vents to make sure that they are open and giving you good air flow...
Also check to make sure that you are not icing up on the indoor coil... ice will tell you that you are low on refrigerant. You also could be low and not be icing over, but you would need to have gauges on the unit to check that.
Finally check and clean the outdoor coil...this also can give you problems if the heat is not being removed from the outdoor unit efficiently.


12000 BTU A/C will cool a maximum of about 500 square feet. I don't know how big your place is, but if it's larger than that, the A/C can run 24/7 and never cool the place down in the summer.

By the way, cool air falls, hot air rises. If your A/C is upstairs and you don't block off the stairwell or shut the door, all of that cool air will just flow downstairs. I would suggest window units on both floors and keep a door shut in between floors.

Take care.


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Where can in get a set of exhaust/intake hoses for a danby dpac120068 air conditioner


Is there a reason not to just go to the Danby site? Support Danby includes phone support, email and "Find Parts" Even if their source is out you should at least be able to find the correct part number, then Google Danby (part number).
You could also look to see if generic flexible vinyl tubing/hose can be substituted. It's doubtful that Danby created their own hoses.

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Not cooling room


Assuming the unit is 'cooling' but not cooling it 'well,' I would think the unit is too small.
NOTE: 2000 Btu for every 100 sq ft of cooling space if the room is well insulated. If not - then 2000 btu for every 66 sq ft.
For example - a 12000 btu AC unit should cool 600 sq feet of cooling space if well insulated.
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Window kit dimentions i have a window 18 inch wide


The portable AC units generally have a customizable, exhaust hose window, termination kit that comes with the unit.. In other words it can be cut to fit. The one that comes with the unit will fit casement windows, as well as sash windows.

To further assist you, I have included a link to the Owner's/Installation Manual for the model you referenced. You may download and print it if you like.

http://www.air-conditioner-home.com/manuals/ac-12000.pdf

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

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Mark, the two hoses serve different functions (Fresh Air Intake & Hot Air Exhaust). Therefore, they would have to remain separate. Also, Haier does not recommend extending the length of the hoses, to accommodate a specific change in installation. And yes, they can be vented through a wall to the outside. But, you would need to use something similar to a clothes dryer vent termination on the outside. Most exterior dryer vent terminations have insect screening and a flap door that opens when air from the dryer pushes it open. This would be fine for the exhaust hose, but not the Air Intake Hose. I guess if you could carefully remove the flap door. it could be used on the Air Intake hose. Also, keep in mind that the unit requires a minimum of one foot air space clearance off the back of the unit, for proper air circulation around the unit. If clothes will be hanging in this closet, that may present an air circulation issue.

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You could draw the air from inside however the system works much more effeciently with 2 hoses.
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Hello there:
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