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NewAir AirConditioner on "Dehumidifier" Mode Only

I have a NewAir mobile Airconditioner that will run in the Dehumidifier Mode only if so desired. It cools well while being run as an airconditioner. However, when it is running as a dehudifier it runs for three minutes, shuts off for four minutes and repeats. It is quite consistent in this cycle, and has been doing this for at least the four days we've been running it in our basement. I even measured water output one day and got about a gallon of water (I'm running my central air at the same time, so I assume it is removing alot of the humidity as well). There is no Humidistat that I see, it is either in that mode or not. My question is, is this normal? I've never had a unit like this.

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  • prpytlik Jun 23, 2008

    But is it normal for it to run for 3 minutes, shut off for 4 and then do this all the time?

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I have a 3 ton a/c system that removes about 5-6 gallons of water from the air per day. Most portable dehumidifiers/air-conditioners rate at approx 1/2 to 3/4 of a ton. Your water output is pretty much normal.

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    Chris Lyon Jun 23, 2008

    Since it is keeping up on the water output, I would say probably yes. Running in combination with your a/c, there is quite a bit less humidity left for it to pull out of the air and the humidistat is satisfying and turning the unit off. Without being able to take the unit apart and put a meter to the electrical components I can't say for 100% sure

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