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    Portable Air Con problem can anyone help?

    hi guys just bought a new air con and its not really cold do i have to wait for a certain while as i turned it on for the first time and adjusted the temprature and it just feels like an fan?

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    Sorry for the daft question, but is it really an air con unit or one of those fans with a cooling feature?

    Where did you get it from - got a link?

    Original Poster

    its an air con lool 12000 btu got it from homebase not on thier website anymore.

    If you're following the instructions correctly and it's not running cold I'd reckon it's knackered.

    Take it back to them.

    Original Poster

    thats what i thought but i remember the guy telling me something about its like an fridge it takes time to settle in for the cooling to take place so i just wanted to check if anyone else had this problem when they first bought thier air con.

    I bought one a couple of years ago from Homebase.

    Make sure the temperature is set to 16, fan on high and that it's not set on dehumidifier but cooling.

    Mine cools as long as all the doors to the room are shut and all windows except the one the hose is going through are shut.

    If the room is too big it will struggle.

    sarbjeet_;5649184

    thats what i thought but i remember the guy telling me something about … thats what i thought but i remember the guy telling me something about its like an fridge it takes time to settle in for the cooling to take place so i just wanted to check if anyone else had this problem when they first bought thier air con.



    I take it that the unit never gets cold then, from what you posted earlier?

    They won't work instantaneously, like a car air con, they usually take about 1-2 mins to reach optimum operation.

    Original Poster

    well ive had it on for about nearly an hour and the room temprature is still 28c all it feels like warm air nothing like my car.

    sarbjeet_;5649236

    well ive had it on for about nearly an hour and the room temprature is … well ive had it on for about nearly an hour and the room temprature is still 28c all it feels like warm air nothing like my car.



    Have you tried the suggestion on Den's post above?

    Make sure you've read the instructions for running the air con function, otherwise you'll look daft if you take it back and you've not pressed the right buttons.:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Den38;5649196

    I bought one a couple of years ago from Homebase.Make sure the … I bought one a couple of years ago from Homebase.Make sure the temperature is set to 16, fan on high and that it's not set on dehumidifier but cooling.Mine cools as long as all the doors to the room are shut and all windows except the one the hose is going through are shut.If the room is too big it will struggle.



    yup exactly what ive got it on, did it cool straight away when u turned it on?

    Original Poster

    moob;5649265

    Have you tried the suggestion on Den's post above?Make sure you've read … Have you tried the suggestion on Den's post above?Make sure you've read the instructions for running the air con function, otherwise you'll look daft if you take it back and you've not pressed the right buttons.:thumbsup:



    lool yeh i no what you mean ive done exactly what its asked me to do i just hope it gets cooler or its gonna be pain to take back.

    sarbjeet_;5649292

    yup exactly what ive got it on, did it cool straight away when u turned … yup exactly what ive got it on, did it cool straight away when u turned it on?



    Yes it was instantly cold, not as cold as my car air con but a lot colder than a fan.
    I'd take it back if I were you, sounds faulty.

    You should know if it is aircon or just the fan - you will be able to hear the compressor kick in. Can't really miss it with the small units.
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