I have a 9,000btu Maytag portable a/c and it was working fine but recently it started to beep for full water tank. I would drain it but a few hours later, same thing. I'm thinking there is a water evaporator problem? Any assistance you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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there is a holding tank in the bottom of the unit, on the front right by the floor is a rubber cap that plugs this tank. water evaporates from there, if the tank gets too full, the power button will flash red and the unit will not turn on. put pan under, pull plug and drain if this happens. if it doesnt happen, don't worry about exhausting the water as its not a problem.
My unit was working fine for a couple years but now it won't evaporate. It still cools fine but it also collects about 16 ounces of water every hour and then shuts itself off until I drain it. I'm wondering it the evaporative mechanism it broken some how.
If the water collection tank is full, it will not turn ON. Since you said the unit worked fine for one day and now it won't turn ON, more than likely, that's the problem. After draining the tank, the unit should reset itself and turn ON like it should.
The drain plug is on the rear of the unit, just above floor level. You can either drain it into a low sided pan or bowl that's capable of holding up yo a quart of water. O r roll the unit to a floor drain or outside to drain it. If you choose to drain it into a pan, turn the unit OFF & unplug it, before draining it.
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The water is being removed from the air, you need to empty the water out of the unit as needed, sometimes as often as every two hours, the beeping is a water tank full alarm telling you to empty the tank as per instructions, there is a drain plug on the bottom of the unit you may want to move the unit to a drain until you know the amount of water the tank holds so you know how big of a containor to use
I am NOT aquainted with the Maytag Portable AC..... But There has to been a sensor that tells the unit that the water bin is full...... If there is any moisture on the sensor and touching a ground probe then even though the bin is empty the sensor is still making a connection to ground. If you can trace out the wire that goes to the sensor you can unplug it from the board till it dries out or you replace it..... Only if you do make sure you empty the bin often or you will have water every where because the unit won't shut off if the water bin is full..... Hope this helps
If you have portable tanks, some have screens under the coupler assembly. They could be dirty. If you have more than one tank, you could switch out on the water. Make sure the bubble pump is hard and full of gas. It is not uncommon for some outboards to need choking to start even when warm. This is an updraft carburetor characteristic.