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Danby DPAC 10030 shuts down with water full alarm but there is no water in tank

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  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    Same thing happens with mine. I have found no solution except unplug the unit and wait 1 min and plug it back in. Then it "might" work....or it might just do it again. Anyone have a solution?????

  • caper1948 Jul 16, 2008

    there is another drain,below the external water tank you can screw this cap off and the internal tank will drain, have towels handy to dry up. this not a fix
    See page 11of the manual, there may be a solenoid problem or a pump problem



  • notools Aug 04, 2008

    Using DPAC 10030
    Experienced same early shut-off scenario. I removed the snap-in spigot from the tank, plugged it back into the unit and gently blew some air into the machine thinking it was clogged internally. Things returned to normal for a couple of tanks. I think mine has dirt or something clogging from the inside.

  • joeyjung Aug 18, 2008

    Have the same problem, can extend the running time by putting a book under the front wheel for couple of hours but then the problem comes back.



    If tilt the unit forward, lot of water will come out then the unit can have a run time of 3-4 hours.

  • pdwesley566 Sep 11, 2008

    I read from another sire to take the back off and side panels off and blow out the lines as they can get plugged from time to time I have not tried this but nothing sayiong one cant give it a try.

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Sounds like the Start capacitor might be shot.  I think  you need a professional to service it.  

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SOURCE: unit does not cool with the exhaust pipe connection covered

you need to get the exhaust air out if the structure or it will never work, you can use regular duct from a supply house as a temp fix

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SOURCE: Using the DPAC 8020 AIR Conditioner (Danby)

these portable units will usually have a knob reading from low to high. set it about half way and adjust as needed. half way is usually low 70's

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SOURCE: My danby air conditioner/dehumidifier model dpac

Also check to see that the nut on the male connection to the external water tank is tight. Mine dripped because the nut was loose.

Posted on May 30, 2010

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Since, I believe your model s a multifunction unit (Air Conditioner and Dehumidifier), Which can be operated together or separately. There are two things which may be causing this problem. If the dehumidifier function is operating the water collection tank o bucket may be full and needs to be emptied. In conjunction with this, the air intake filter on the inside front of the unit may be dirty or clogged.

There is a third thing that is also playing a role in this. The tubing that drains the water into the tank may be clogged. Which causes the water to backup and overflow. You can clear any clogs by using an 18" long, plastic Zip Tie, that is appropriately sized to fit inside the tube or hole. Insert it carefully and work it in past the bend in the tube, until the Zip Tie bottoms out or you run out of usable Zip Tie. The rotate (twist) it as you carefully remove it. As you reach the end of the Zip Tie, be prepared for some water to follow. CAUTION: BEFORE ATTEMPTING ANY SERVICE OF THE UNIT, TURN THE MASTER ON/OFF SWITCH TO OFF & UNPLUG THE UNIT FROM THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET.

Also keep in mind When dehumidify mode is selected, the indicator light will shine ORANGE. Air is
dehumidified as it passes through the unit,without being in full cooling mode. The fan will operate on medium speed. If room temperature is 25°C (77°F), fan speed can be adjusted; otherwise fan speed is fixed to "low". Note: The warm air exchange hose must vent inside the room when using Dehumidify Mode, not outside as it does when cooling. If the unit is vented outside, some cooling will occur.

Hope this helped you troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks.

Posted on Jun 08, 2011

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SOURCE: manuals for danby dpac

Do this manual give you enough information for what you need?

http://dl.owneriq.net/6/6552f631-09a9-4b86-8e47-34c59010e2b1.pdf

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