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The external tank is not filling up and the unit is leaking and soaking my carpet

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: external water tank

Dear ziba1--posted the same problem two days ago and it doesn't appear to be on the site yet. Anyway, picked away at this again today (literally took the machine apart) and found the problem to be a clog in the drainage system. This explains why your external tank will not fill and why there is a leak--the drip tray under the compressor is not draining due to the clog in the drainage system. I fixed this simply by taking a narrow device and gently scraping out the drain hole of the drip tray (which is located just below the compressor...the compressor is located on the same side as your air filter). After successfully cleaning out this drain, I proceeded to flush the water out thoroughly with water. Give it a try--worked for me. I had all but given up and had already set up an appointment to have it serviced. Cheers

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

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SOURCE: unit has leaked from somewhere

Your bucket is not sitting in the proper position. In MY Danby, the unit will not power up if the bucket is not in place.

I am not "the office" and I'm not even an employee @, BTW. I am a volunteer question answerer here at - presently working in my home ... I just finished supper.

My catch bucket has a place to attach a hose which I have led to a floor drain. Please check the position of your bucket and the condition of the switch that the bucket rests against to allow operation (if yours has such a thing).

I have not had the experience you have had ... My Danby is top notch as far as I am concerned. I believe there is some simple step you are not seeing. I encourage you to take another look.

Of course there is that possibility there is a problem with your machine. Is there a service center near your location where you can have the device inspected for proper operation?

I am sorry to hear of your trouble and hope you find these comments to be helpful.

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I recently encountered the same issue. First off, with the external tank installed is there an icon on the display panel indicating the tank is installed?

No? Then the two sensors are not picking up the magnets in the the "arms" on the back of the tank. It's a poor design for sure, on my unit the tank does not sit flush enough to the back of the AC, if I held the tank firmly to the back the icon would come on. I just used a bit of cardboard at the bottom of the support tray to press the tank firmly to the back of the AC.

Theory is as the external tank fills up, water will run into the "arms" and raise the magnets tripping the switch which tells the unit it needs emptying. But the magnets in the arms are not strong enough if they are not close enough to the sensors. So my cardboard solution lasted only one tank.

I ended up getting some flat neodymium magnets (that I scavenged out of a hard drive), and taped to the sensor that had the gap. I wouldn't recommend doing this to both sensors since it would eventually overfill, only one sensor needs to "trip" for the compressor to turn off.

If you answered yes to the first question (the bucket icon is there), then it's most likely the pump not working on the internal reservoir, or something related to that. Can't help you there...

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