20 Most Recent DeLonghi Pinguino PACL90 Portable Air Conditioner Questions & Answers


Air exhaust hose gets extremely warm

The Pinguino's exhaust pipe has to be attached to the window bracket to direct the air hot air out of the room, otherwise the room can't cool properly.
The owner's manual has several troubleshooting remedies for you to try:
1)  If the window is open, close the window. 2)  If there is a heat source in the room (burner, lamp, etc.), eliminate the heat source. 3)  If the exhaust hose is detached, connect the exhaust hose.  (My recommendation is to connect the exhaust hose to the window bracket and direct the air outside.) 4)  If the air filters are clogged, clean or replace the filters.
Remedies that aren't mentioned in the manual, but you might find helpful:
1)  Make sure that there are no kinks in the hose, and that the hose either remains straight or has a gentle curve when directing it into the window bracket.
2)  A sunny window reduces the maximum power and efficiency of the unit.  Placing it in a sunny window reduces your BTUs by at least 600, which means the maximum square footage of cooled space is reduced.  Cooling a kitchen requires at least 4,000 BTUs alone, which is nearly half of the unit's BTUs.  Try to place the unit by a window that receives minimum to no direct sunlight.
Finally, stating the obvious, if the room isn't cooling, the room is too large for the unit.  The PACL90 cools up to 400sqft.  Bear in mind that the air from these portable air conditioners cannot move around corners very well, so try to set it by a window in the central part of the room.
6/5/2019 2:51:53 AM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Jun 05, 2019

Model PACN140E - how many amps does it pull?

The spec sheet says 8.2 AMPS
6/10/2017 7:39:59 PM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Jun 10, 2017

How do i empty the tank

Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

You said, fe shows in the display how do you empty the tank.

This is the user manual site.
scroll down to the diagram on page 16 and they describe how to empty the water from the system

To empty the tank on the rear of the
Pull out the 2 drain hoses, take off the caps
and let all the water flow out
When all the water has been drained, place
the caps back on the hoses and put the
hoses back inside.
Clean the filters and dry thoroughly before
putting them back.

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Thank You Huuum
6/4/2016 5:46:53 PM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Jun 04, 2016

Unit keeps turning on and off from cooling mode to LT mode every 10 minutes. Please help.

You have to try resetting the system. First turn the breaker off for the condenser and wait about 20 seconds. After you turn it back on the system should reset. Also What is the make / model of your air conditioner. With out that information i cant help you with your ac repair problem. Air Conditioning Boca Raton - Duct Cleaning
11/20/2015 6:08:48 PM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Nov 20, 2015

My AC is not cooling the air

Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

You said, it is not blowing cool air after you emptied the tank.

Turn the unit off and unplug it for 5 minutes.............
Then back in with the plug and turn it on max cool.
Give it 5 or 10 minutes to get cold, and we will see if this procedure has reset the system.
Then get back to me and let me know it's working!

How old is the unit?

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Thank you Huuum
8/13/2015 1:26:35 AM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Aug 13, 2015

Hi, I have a DeLonghi pinguino PAC CT110. The circuit board is broken. I turned the on button on with the casing off, right on the circuit board. There is no power. Everything looks fine. What can be

Hi! If your unit is totaly dead after plug power & turn on, no one of Led-s is iluminated or no "bip" sound generatet you have with alimentation cirquit, maybe the primary of transformator is burn. The pcb work with 12 V so you can conect a new transformator. if the leds go on and you need to see if some error mesage is .
5/24/2014 12:02:47 PM • DeLonghi... • Answered on May 24, 2014

Error F1 (inside temp sensor disconnected)

disconnect the sensor and try a strap
12/27/2013 8:12:03 AM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Dec 27, 2013

PAC260 compressor cuts off and the red caution light comes on and it just blows room temperature air. If I press the reset button at the rear it blows cold air again.

There are actually several conditions that could be causing your compressor to draw excessive amperage. If the system is low on its refrigerant charge, the compressor will draw less amps than normal because it is not working as hard as it would with a full charge so low refrigerant is probably not the problem. It is true that the refrigerant vapor being drawn into the compressor is used to cool the windings and if the windings are not cooled it will overheat and trip an internal protective device, but it will not draw high amperage. If there is a problem with the voltage causing it to be lower than normal, the compressor will draw more amperage. A lower than normal voltage is rarely to be found though. If air or some other noncondensable gas has been introduced into the refrigerant system, higher than normal discharge pressures will exist and the expansion device that meters the refrigerant into the evaporator coil (the indoor coil) will not works as it is supposed to. If someone has recently accessed the glp-1 elisa kithttp://www.cusabio.com/bio1-G-GLP961-7-3.html refrigerant side of your system, it is possible that they allowed some air from their gauge manifold to get in by neglecting to purge the gauage manifild or the hoses properly, but air will not normally just work its way into the system without someone actually putting it in. The most likely cause for the excessive amperage is a dirty condensor coil. When the coil becomes dirty, as it is wont to do, the coil has a more difficult time allowing heat to transfer out of the refrigerant into the air that is being drawn over it by the condensor fan. The normal design of a condensor coil is for the refrigerant to give up its heat content and begin to condense into liquid form at a temperature about 30 degrees above the outdoor air temperature (that's for a standard efficiency coil, a high efficiency coil does it at about 20 degrees above the air temperature). The pressure that the discharge gases are at is directly related to the temperature it is going to condense at. The higher the temperature, the higher the pressure. For a system using R-22 the design characteristic is for it to condense at 125 degrees F on a 95 degree F day. That means that the pressure will be approximately 275 psi. If the coil is dirty it will have a more difficult time allowing heat to transfer out into the air and the condensing temperature will be more than the 125 degrees F. That means the discharge pressure will be higher. The higher the pressure, the harder the compressor will have to work and the more amperage it will draw. The compressor has a built in protective device that is temperature sensitive. As more amperage is being used the temperature of the windings will be higher. If that temperature goes high enough the internal protection will open. Many systems also have a high pressure cutout installed. If the discharge pressure becomes too high, the cutout opens and shuts the compressor off. When the compressor turns off, the pressures on the low pressure side and the high pressure side will equalize slowly. The high pressure condition will go away. Many systems have what is called a lockout protection feature for some of the faults they can experience. Lockout conditions are normally reset by turning off power to the system and then turning it back on. Since the high pressure condition has gone away because of the equalized pressures, the system will start up again, but the discharge pressure will quickly build back up and trip the high pressure cutout again. Condensor coils can be cleaned very easily. Turn off the power to the unit. Using a 5/16" nut driver, remove the screws that hold the condensor fan cover in place and lift the fan and that shroud up and away from the unit. There will be several wires running to the fan motor, but you should be able to raise the motor out of its well so that the inside of the coil is exposed. Take a garden hose with a spray nozzle attached and wash through the coil with it. Try to make sure that the stream of water strikes directly into the coil, not at an angle. The fins are made of aluminum and they will bend easily if the water stream is striking them at an angle. The dirt and debris that has acculated in the coil will be flushed out, increasing the coils ability to transfer heat and work at the proper pressures. There are coil cleaning solutions that can be purchased to assist in cleaning the coil. Condensor coil cleaning solutions arre mixed with water to dilute them (one part cleaner and 3 or 4 parts water) and then sprayed onto the coil with a hand pump sprayer like you would use in the garden. The cleaner solution will foam up after it is applied and will help to fluch out the dirt and debris. The solutions are made with either an acid base or an alkyline base. You may be able to find condensor coil cleaner solution at Lowe's or Home Depot. You can certainly find it at most hvac parts supply houses such as Johnstone Supply, United Refrigeration, RE Michels, CC Dickson, MIngledorf's,
12/11/2013 7:59:37 AM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Dec 11, 2013

DeLonghi Pinguino PAC CT90 It is less than a year has quit coolin

Read instructions and see if it says anything about cleaning or filters. A.C units **** air in and there is a filter that probably needs cleaned.Also,while cooling, the vent to the outside should put out warm air. Also, if it is less than a year old, contact the manufacturer and they should help you out. Good luck.
12/11/2013 4:06:55 AM • DeLonghi... • Answered on Dec 11, 2013
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