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Danby Portable Air Conditioner DPAC120068 - room temperature

I just purchased a Danby Portable Air Conditioner DPAC120068.

I hooked it up over 3 hours ago, at the start, the room temperature displayed at 82 degrees F. Since that time the temp has only fluctuated between 79-82 degrees F.

I have the a/c temperature set to go down to 70 degrees F, the setting is on cool, the fan is on high, but the temp is not going down.

What could the problem be with this? Since it is new out of the box today it makes no sense.

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  • BID121 Jul 01, 2008

    I bought a Danby Dpac120068 3 days ago. when I turned it on; room temp displayed 81 degrees. I set it as follows: air conditioner, high, temp 61 degrees.

    It's been on for three days and temp fluctuates between 81-83. I turned on another air comditioner(5,000 btus) in the adjacent room, opened the door, turned on the ceiling fan in the same room the dpac120068 is situated, and room temp still displays 81 degrees. The exhaust hose is very hot to touch. Cool air is felt if you stand directly in front of the the Dpac120068, but rest of room is still warm. What could be the the cause.? Ready to return this item,unless someone can tell the cause.



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Maybe, the compressor isn't starting? I'd take it back to where you purchased it.

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