FFPA0822U1 Frigidaire Portable A/C gives off so much water, is this normal?

Sandi149

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Hi,

I just purchased a Frigidaire 8000 BTU portable A/C unit. It cools the small bedroom very well but gives off so much water. There is a drain hose which I have leading into a large bucket. After a whole night of having the unit operating, the water collected about 3/4 to the top of the bucket. Is this normal as that seems like a lot of water.

Thanks,
Sandi
 

rickgburton

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That sounds normal. The amount of water depends on how much humidity there is. I'm from NJ so I know you have a lot of high humidity days there. There are a few portable AC units that use a condensation exhaust system to expel water vapor collected during the dehumidifying/cooling process but that's not one of them.
 

Sandi149

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Thank you for your reply. I live in NYC and it has been very humid the past few days. Is there a way to put the controls on a setting which doesn't give off so much water?
 

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Not on that machine. As long as the compressor is running and it's humid you're going to have water. The higher the humidity the more water it will have.
 

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Thanks! And this morning there is barely any water in the bucket, maybe a half an inch to an inch.
 

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rickgburton said:
The higher the humidity the more water it will have.
Sandi149 said:
.....this morning there is barely any water in the bucket,
So needless to say, if it's been running for a while it's removed most of the humidity so the less humidity, the less the water it will have.
 
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