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I have an Amana AP148D, can I run it without an external drain hose? It says self evaporating, what does this mean?

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Self evaporating simply means there is a drain pan with a heater device installed that will evaporate and condensate that drains from the unit into the pan.

You do not need the external drain pan unless the unit makes more water than the drain pan and drain pan heater can handle.

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