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I'm confused by the window kit - help

I have my new portable air conditioner and I'm trying to fit the window kit into my standard living room window. The part where the hoses go is too short on its own so I obviously expected to have to use the slider. However - when i put the slider in and make it fit my window - the slider covers up the exhaust hole. What the heck am I missing - it doesn't say you might have to cut the slider shorter - yet I can't imagine covering the exhaust hole and i'm not even sure I can make the intake adaptors fit with the slider covering the hole. Help please. signed probably an idiot.

Posted by Shelley Morris on

  • Shelley Morris Jun 29, 2007

    Thanks
    You're 100% right.
    I found the directions to be sadly lacking and there was no comment anywhere about having to cut it - but indeed that was the right suggestion. many thanks d-train3054

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You are not an idiot!!! I've been cursing this thing for 2 days and trying to find the answer online...I finally found the support # on this site and of course, it's Sat. so it's closed. I, too, thought the solution must be to cut the damn thing, but then it's not exactly portable, is it? I think I'll leave it uninstalled until Mon. when I can get a for sure answer from Danby!

Posted on Jul 08, 2007

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You will have to cut the slider to fit. It comes extra long in case you want to install it length-wise (up and down) in a sliding door.

Posted on Jun 28, 2007

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