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Why is the compressor cooling fan switching off on my my Air Conditioner and overheating the compressor

I have a Whirlpool portable air conditioner, model number PACF29CO W, production date 02/03/2022 Recently it seems to have developed a fault The air conditioner has a main fan (blowing out cold air ...
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Suggestions to cool very humid garage

First time home owner here. Looking for solutions to cool a very hot and humid garage (12'W x 28'D x 12'H). I am not allowed to put a mini-split outside, but I can put two vents above the garage door (...
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Need advice on portable air conditioner to temporarily replace secondary HVAC

The motor in my secondary 2007 Carrier HVAC (Heat pump in attic) got damaged some time back. Got a couple of quotes for around $2k to replace it and one for around $4k. All companies mentioned that ...
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Venting a portable air conditioner to bathroom vent duct in an apartment

I am wondering whether it is ok to vent the hot air from a portable air conditioner to the same duct where the bathroom air vent is in an apartment considering that the apartment block removes the ...
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Preventing auxiliary condenser jug overflow in a portable air conditioner

Our portable AC unit drains into a 3 gallon jug. When the jug is full, we empty it. This summer, the humidity has been bananas and the jug may be filling in as little as 2-3 hours. The fill rate is ...
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Portable AC isn't dispensing water to the water tank

It was leaking at the bottom instead draining water to the intended reservoir. I plugged a tube (labeled "idle tube", greenish looking one) on the water tank area image and now water is ...
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AC portable / sink

So I recently installed a portable/ room ac (Toshiba) with the whole window set up etc. it is only connected to the wall for with the plug and the vent out the window. Would this cause my sinks to ...
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Awning window portable AC

I live in a pretty old condo in PNW with an awning window. We had a few days of very hot summer, but it is mostly cool. Due to how my condo unit is, I can't install a window AC. Portable AC is ok. I ...
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How can an outdoor portable air conditioner detect the right temperature inside?

I am growing plants indoor and I need some cooling which I can only achieve with an air-conditioner. Let's also say that I can only use a portable unit. The issue is that I don't want to use single ...
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How to fit portable air conditioner hoses through a too small wall vent

Our apartment doesn't have A/C, but we do have wall ports for a portable A/C unit. Unfortunately, I can't really fathom how I'm supposed to hook the hoses up to the wall vents. As you can see, the ...
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Is there a window or portable AC system I can use with an hopper window without removing window?

I'm trying to see if it's possible to install a portable AC with hose in this dorm room hopper window without removing the window (See picture attached). I can't seem to find anything online nor a kit ...
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Venting a portable a/c into another room that is closed off with the window open

I have a portable air conditioner in my bedroom, and I use it only at night when I am sleeping, and only maybe 10 nights a year. I hate to block up the window with the unwieldy vent hose set-up ...
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How do I provide proper venting for a single exhaust portable AC unit?

Ever since I got my portable AC, I've been wondering how I can make this hunk of junk more efficient because till this day, I have never been able to drop the temperature lower than 25° C. This week I ...
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Portable AC Port in Apartment Wall

I recently purchased a Honeywell portable AC unit for my apartment but there's two competing issues: I only have a sliding door in my apartment (no windows), and the adapter kit to vent through the ...
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Can I use a portable AC Inside my outdoor enclosed cabana for my massage therapy work during summer?

Can I use a portable AC Inside my outdoor enclosed cabana for my massage therapy work during summer? I was thinking putting the vent underneath one of the side panels. Probably need to duct tape the ...
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Dehumidifying a basement apartment--protable AC Dry Mode or dedicated dehumidifier?

We just moved into a newly renovated basement apartment and the humidity level is currently at 80% based on a digital hygrometer made by Acurite, at 11.25pm EST. Portable AC is off. Is 77 degree. ...
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What is the difference between these air ducts?

I'm fitting a portable AC into my workshop to take the edge off summer temperatures. For convenience, to make sure it works before bashing a hole in a brick wall, and to confirm it will help, I am ...
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Portable AC unit extraction hose routing

I've got a "portable AC unit" which is a free-standing unit, not a permanent installation like a high wall split system. They require to be vented to the outside world, otherwise they simply don't ...
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