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Hi I have a dehumidifier 3 in 1 DPAC120068 it was bought in summer 2008, it started to leak by the bottom a few days ago, it litteraly empties itself all of a sudden and there was half the container only full. I tried to check if it was a hose or something that i could see but the thing is all sealed up. thank you . Isabelle

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  • Isabelle Robichaud Jan 08, 2011


    I know about this switch and it was on the correct position, I did phone Danby and some repair company. The 1st question the repair guy asked me is if I had pets ... I have 3 cats; he thinks it just need a good cleaning wich they charge 65 $

    I also read ion some forums that it could be because of to much condensation that goes on a tray that is not emptied by any of the pumps (you have to open the 2 little caps at the bottom to empty this) normally it should evaporate but I have 6 aquariums in my living room ; this is why mostly I need a dehumidifier.

    for now I run it only when i'm here and I took the tank of and put the direct drain so it can work this way, I putted the hose in a bucket and I constantly watch it to be sure it doesn't overflow, this is why i close it when I leave or night time as well.

    I would really like to know how I can open it to clean it to see if it would solve my problem, there has to be a trick or way of opening this thing. Thank you for the link for the manual but I have it and also read it.

    Thank you very much




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Are you using the external tank kit?
There is a horizontal switch to select internal and external tank.
Please make sure it's on the correct position. (see page 5 / fig.37)
There are TWO lower drain caps on the bottom rear of this unit.
Make sure they are secure and free from leaks (see page 12 / fig.38)
==== Please open the pdf file for reference. Danby Dehumidifier 3 in 1 DPAC120068 Owner's Manuel HERE
Reference information consumers can contact the toll free number 1-800-263-2629 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday.

Posted on Jan 05, 2011

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    Vincent_G Jan 13, 2011

    I checked the instruction and there is no user serviceable parts inside the unit.

    I recommend you to stay with your local service rep, and let then do the cleaning.



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