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Water fills the receptacle about every 2-3 hours. It only had to be emptied once or twice a week before. It's only 3 years old. Filter is clean and unit is set up properly. Any advice? It's a 12000E.

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  • manz824 May 29, 2011

    I just don't understand why this didn't happen when the unit was new. Same house, same room, temp and humidity don't vary much year to year.

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The amount of water that drains into the condensate collection bucket will vary widely based upon the ambient temperature and humidity levels.

If the current temperature and humidity levels are relatively high, then it is not at all unusual to have to drain the receptacle multiple times per day.

This water is being pulled out of the air in the room and is a sign that your unit is working properly.

When the ambient temperature or humidity levels are lower, then a week or more may pass before you have to empty the receptacle.

I hope that was helpful to you, good luck.

Joe.

Posted on May 29, 2011

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    Joe2 May 29, 2011

    Unless you live in a climate controlled underground missile bunker, the ambient temperature and humidity levels will vary significantly both from day to day depending on the local weather, and from season to season.



    It may just be a little warmer and more humid lately in your area right now and the unit is pulling a lot more of the water out of the air. Or perhaps you altered the settings on the machine slightly and it is just running more often.



    In order for the unit's self evaporation funtion to operate correctly, make sure the discharge hose is properly fitted to the window.



    Here is a link to an owner's manual for a similar unit:



    http://www.sylvane.com/images/prodphoto/...



    To view the Support Page or the Owner's Manual with Operating Instructions just use your mouse to click on the link, which is the underlined and highlighted text just above. This will open a new web browser page automatically for you and allow you to view the information at the website indicated and the contents of the Owner's Manual.



    You may need ADOBE READER installed on your computer to read PDF documents.

    You can download this free at WWW.ADOBE.COM if necessary.

    Click on the DOWNLOAD ADOBE READER button on right side of the ADOBE home page when you get there, then follow the onscreen instructions to install the software on your computer.



    See page 5 of the manual for detailed instructions and illustrations about proper discharge hose positioning.



    Good luck.

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