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Delonghi Pinguino Classic Portable Air Conditoner Works for 30 min then red light comes on

I have a Delonghi Pinguino Classic Portable Air Conditoner (Pac 85 I think) works for about 30 min then red light goes on. have to use red reset button on back of AC to start it up again. It works for 30 min but red light turns on again then has to reset. Can you please let me know what is causing the problem and if I can repair it myself or take it to an AC repair shop.

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  • jpphotograph Oct 02, 2008

    Thanks for the tip!


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Have it serviced. It cost me $250 to have a pro do it. Also, check the timer (the dial is hidden by a sliding cover on my unit). My husband cleaned it himself a year later and he took it apart to do it and it works much better now. When he opened it up, it was full of calcium deposit and dust. He told me he did not think the unit had been cleaned properly by the pro.

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  • Brenda Reid Sep 27, 2012

    It weighs about 300lbs and we live in a 3rd storey walk up.Fixing it is simple if I coud remove the body. I have taken out all visible screws but have been unable to remove the plastic casing.


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