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Sounds like this is re-badged Chinese Haier, which I own.
The whole "bucketless" design concept is flawed. There is an inner tray which (supposedly) fills and then the hot air rushing over it carries the moisture outside via the vent.
It doesn't work, at least not in high humidity.
You will need to attach a small hose to the drain plug and then put that in a bucket or pan that is LOWER than the unit. Failing to do so will result in puddles under the unit.
Also, I thought ion-generation was found to cause lung irritation in some people and pets? All those "Ionic cleaners" vanished from the market some time ago, right?
Having said all that, the unit really helped in this old farmhouse during the recent 100 degree weather in the midwest.
I was able to roll it between the living room and kitchen, depending on where I was spending my time. It sucked a HUGE amount of moisture out of the air.
Hippster wrote:"Bucketless Design - No water tank to empty. The built-in condensate disposal system sends the water out of the exhaust hose"
I got excited when I read this feature, however, from the reviews on Amazon and inside the manual itself, this feature does not seem to be there. Anyone have any insight?
[MOD: Sharp site says it does. The reviews are for a 3rd party retailer. It's possible they're commenting on a different model.]
acpress.com Not cute, but useful.