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Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby ok-kel » Aug 4th, 2016, 10:21 pm

Hello. Not much of a handyman...We have an older Kenmore portable air conditioner. It was running fine. Then the wife decided that she would put some cheesecloth over the vent (the machine itself....taped past the edges of the vent...so should have been ok.....)
Anyways, the machine worked fine for 1.5 days and then stopped. It shows a message on the screen that flashes. It looks like a FE....without the top vertical line on the E....
We really need it to work, as it is our only air conditioner.
Does anyone have any ideas? It is an old model. Thank you soooo much !!!
I can always email a pic of the flashing signal, but my description is good.
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Re: Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby LANDM » Aug 5th, 2016, 8:49 am

What do you mean by putting cheesecloth over the vent? You mean either the intake or exhaust was blocked on purpose? If so, then there isn't much mystery as to why it died.

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Re: Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby oneh2obabe » Aug 5th, 2016, 11:51 am

^^^What he said. If you want to cut down on dust, pollen, etc. being blown into the house cheesecloth is placed over the floor vents if you don't want to purchase the air filters for same.
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Re: Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby ok-kel » Aug 5th, 2016, 5:20 pm

It is cheesecloth, so it breathes....it is mesh....
I taped the edges onto the machine, not the vent itself.
Only the cheesecloth is covering the OUTtake vent.
Construction work on our road is venting in a LOT of dust over time.
Any ideas on what to do? Older model....
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Re: Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby Ub2 » Aug 7th, 2016, 7:50 pm

http://www.manualslib.com/manual/1066052/Kenmore-35712.html?page=8#manual

Although this manual is for a 12,000 btu, the code will be the same for yours.

That error code is for a full tank from the dehumidifier within the air conditioner.
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Re: Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby TylerM4 » Aug 16th, 2016, 8:31 am

unbiased2 wrote:http://www.manualslib.com/manual/1066052/Kenmore-35712.html?page=8#manual

Although this manual is for a 12,000 btu, the code will be the same for yours.

That error code is for a full tank from the dehumidifier within the air conditioner.


Lol. The "fix" is to empty the tank.
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Re: Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby ok-kel » Aug 18th, 2016, 1:46 pm

Update: Hubby got home from being away for work...plugged it in....and it just started again..... :130: didn't empty anything....but thanks so so so much
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Re: Help * Portable Kenmore air conditioner glitch

Postby Bsuds » Aug 18th, 2016, 2:59 pm

ok-kel wrote:Update: Hubby got home from being away for work...plugged it in....and it just started again..... :130: didn't empty anything....but thanks so so so much


Probably because the tray evaporated some of the moisture during the day. "If" that's the case it will happen again.
When it does check the tray.
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