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The PAC-260 runs for a few minutes, then I hear the compressor stop and it spews hot air. Pressing the reset button fixes the issue only to have it be reset again after a few minutes. Air filter is fine, the tubes are setup properly (ie. it is a straight run up and into the window). What am I missing, the reset button is supposed to be used when I figure out what is wrong, but I know it works (sort of) because when it works it still is very cold.


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I had exactly the same problem. After some diagnosis I discovered that the water pump was not engaging so I checked the float switch, it was fine.
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\012A press of the red reset button turned the compressor back on for a few minutes but then the same thing happened.
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\012So that just left the water pump. After about 10 minutes of use it was getting very hot (the water pump) then the compressor shut off. But if I ran the unit with no water in it, therefore not requiring the water pump to operate it ran with no problems. The only thing was it was a bit louder and not as efficient without water. But still blew cold air :)
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\012Eventually I decided to try replace the water pump but thats where I had issues. They are quite rare. I am still waiting to find one.
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\012However, that is what the problem turned out to be for mine.
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\012Btw after leaving loads of requests for help all over the web... nobody suggested the water pump LOL
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\012Cheers
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\012Phil (Australia)
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Hi, what this reset is for is high head pressure. Its building up high pressure and going off releasing this pressure and tripping the switch. I'm not sure if this is water cooled or has a fan in the back for air cooled. If you can get to the back coil, condenser coil and give it a good washing out with a garden hose to clean it, this will solve your problem if its air cooled only though. Try this to see if it does. If not let me know and we can go from there.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7

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