I used to use it all the time. First problem I had that it started leaking water (big puddles). I checked the manuel to see if I was supposed to be draining it regularly and it said there was no need. After I got tired of it leaving puddles I hooked up a hose to the drain plug. That worked, just had to dump the five gallon bucket every coule days. Now the new problem it wont stay on. After running for about 10 mins it just shuts off. And you have to push the reset button on the plug. And the same thing happends. I called Soleair customer service. And they me a number to somebody's who works there's voicemail. And they wont call back.
First thing to know is that most window or portable A/C units use the water from the evaporator to cool the condenser. If the condensor is not cooled down it will cause high head pressure on the Compressor causing it to overheat and shutdown. First thing is to make sure nothing is plugged which will keep the water from reaching the condensing fan, which slangs water on the condenser. If this is a portable unit it may only have a condenser and uses the water to cool it.
Do it the way he told you to!!!!!!
First of all I would make sure that you have it set up as instructed by the manufacturer guide or owners manual. If the plug is getting warm, replace the receptacle or try it in another outlet. Do not use an extension cord unless it is rated at the current that the unit is suppose to draw. If problem persist,contact Soleus International at [email protected] (888) 876-5387. They promise a 1 year warranty. http://www.soleusair.com/Consumer/index.htm If you are not satisfied with the unit and their warranty, contact the place you bought it from and try them. Report them to the BBB if still unsatisfied. Good luck. kstfas
SOURCE: Soleus LX-140 leaking problem
We have a 1-year PE3-09R-03 that just started dripping water on the floor. The red "tank full" light never came on. I opened it up to investigate, and I believe the problems are caused by dust. The plastic float that trips the "tank full" switch appears to have gotten stuck due to the combination of water and dust in the tray. Once I loosened it up and cleaned the guide tube it rides in, it would trip the switch when the tank was full. The reason the tank was filling up was a little less obvious. There is a 2-piece plastic tray that sits underneath the evaporator and above the condenser. The tray is supposed to distribute the water that's dripping from the cold evaporator coils onto the warm condenser coils so it can evaporate and be blown out with the warm exhaust air (note that "evaporator" and "condenser" are referring to the refrigerant - the terms appear backwards when referring to what's happening to the water on the outside). The tray and its lid have a series of tiny holes that were - guess what - plugged by dust. The tray is relatively easy to remove, just two screws and a spring clamp on the overflow hose. The tray lid is heat-staked onto the tray, you should be able to clean it without separating the lid. I cleaned and reinstalled the tray and verified that water would flow properly. I then reassembled the unit and fired it up, and it's been running without a puddle for over a day in humid weather.
The unit has a filter for the recirculating room air, but there is no filter for the outside air loop. Adding a filter would obviously help keep the dust out, but it could also reduce the cooling efficiency of the unit.
DO NOT use one of these on a floor you care about without some sort of emergency catch tray underneath!
If the new pipe that you have got leaks , then all you need to do is add up O ring or rings to near the mouth of the hose pipe and you would find that the leak has stopped.
Many a times just because of an absence of an O ring we have such hose pipes leaking.
Hope this helps ..:)
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