Friday, August 26, 2011

If it isn't one thing

So the pregnant wife is not comfortable in the heat of late so I pulled out our portable air conditioner to cool the bedroom off for her.  We have used this thing a grand total of about 20 days in the 3 years we have had it.  It wasn't exactly cheap and we read several reviews on several competing models and choose this particular one because it was generally believed to be a high build quality.  We have only used it for cooling or the fan and have never used the heater function but it apparently has been leaking like a sieve for the last 2 days on my carpet.  I left it running yesterday is the "dry" function that condenses moisture from the air so you can dehumidify a room, well all of that moisture is now in my carpet.

Awesome.

I put down towels to sop up the worst of it and then got out our carpet cleaner to try to soak up as much water as I could.  In two ours I had filled the thing 4 times and there was still a lot of water left in the carpet.  I worked on it until my arms where shot and will probably have to deal with it some more tonight.  I assume something is obstructing the drainage line inside the unit, but won't know more until after the carpet is dry and I start to take the AC unit apart.

Hurray for lowest cost manufacturing.

12 comments:

  1. unplug it before you open it. i learned that one the hard way.

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  2. Ugh, soggy carpet is the worst -_-

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  3. AC units are always a pain. No matter what you do they seemingly find a way to make it horrible in getting or in use.

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  4. that's too bad. :(

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  5. I'm sorry to hear that. Hope your wife is doing well! Is she getting crazy cravings?

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  6. Weather is really cold for this time of the year over here...

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  7. Nice, its been a while, but I myself have returned!
    Great post!!

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  8. Just be thankful it's not 110 in your neighborhood. I guess if it were as hot as that, you'd have a real AC, or you'd just go spend the night in a hotel. The heat sucks.

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