While portable air conditioners are efficient and reliable, sometimes you may notice an error code or unexplained malfunctioning with a unit. Most of the time, there is an easy solution to the problem. The usual culprits tend to be issues with airflow restriction or the power source, but other problems can also occur.
Here are some of the most common problems you may come across with a portable air conditioner or spot cooler:
1. Airflow Restriction
Sometimes the air filter can be blocked, or there could be a kink in the exhaust duct. These blockages can cause a high pressure problem, resulting in your air conditioner freezing up. Be sure to check for any obstructions and remove them if found.
2. Power Issue
It’s important to ensure that your power source matches a unit’s specifications and that you verify your unit is properly hooked up to a power source. To learn about the specific power requirements for your unit, take a look at our available units and the select the individual model.
If a power problem occurs, you’ll want to check whether the fuse or circuit breaker for the equipment has been blown or tripped. An electrical short could also cause problems with the temperature sensor.
3. Water Tank Problem
If the condensation tank is full, you may notice a unit error. You will need to empty the water tank to fix this. In some other cases, the tank is not positioned correctly, and you may need to re-position it so it can do its job.
4. Dirty Filters or Coils
A low pressure warning could be caused by dirty filters and coils on the unit that need to be cleaned. Check in regularly to ensure the evaporator and condenser filters and coils are not building up with any dirt or debris. When you have clean air filters, your unit will run more efficiently.
Troubleshooting Your Portable Spot Cooler
If you have questions about your particular unit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-810-4181 or fill out our contact form to speak to a member of our team. They can help you troubleshoot error codes common to your model and find out what can be done to get it working properly again.