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Water dosent drain

If ya love the sound of water hitting the fan,and the conitous sound of dripping, this is the model to buy. I dont know how its suppose to drain, out the back i guess. Dont matter what angle you put the thing on..it holds water. Drain hose? nope. Take it out and manually drain it every day. ( or hour if you are so inclined, no pun intended.) Im tempted to drill a hole in it to get water to drain. ( Never buy this model, spend the extra cash on a different brand.

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  • Brain Blak Aug 03, 2006

    Thanks for the help. The thing is now at a impossible angle..some water still happlily splashing around, though not as much. If i put it on any more of a angle it will fall outa window. forget the supports , curtains and rail tops, ya gota take em off to even come close to closeing window or fitting some kind brace around it to hold it in.I still havent seen any water come out, except when i lowered it to about 45 degrees during moveing. Not sure of degree i have it at right now, after trying several different positions,but from window which i assume is straight, the bottom of unit is 5 1/2 inches from window, top is 7 inches. Funny looking thing. quick surf of web shows a few others are complaining about it. One comment was: "The unit fills with water no matter how far you tilt it back. We've had it only a month and have had to pull it out of the window, tip it upside down to drain the water." Is this a design flaw?

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Well lets work with it becouse that the one you have..first let me tell you dont make that hole becouse the water that remaing in the tray is use to cool down the condenser and beleve me its a good idea..its not supouse to condese more water thant he can evaporate..but try to screw a littel bit more the two screw in the back of the cabinet to down the cabinet 10 degrees more to see if that help you...good luck

Posted on Aug 03, 2006

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THIS IS MY SECOND SEASON WITH THIS UNIT.I FIRST DRILLED TWO HOLESONE ON EACH SIDE BY THE CONDENSOR THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE CURE. PUT IT BACK IN THE WINDOW STILL NOT DRAINING. TOOK IT ALL APART FACING THE UNIT ON THE LEFT I PUNCHED A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE STROFOAM. I RAN ALL LAST NIGHT NO MORE WATER. HOPE THIS HELPS. I WONDER IF I CAN GET A JOB WITH HAIER IN THERE QUALITY CONTROL DEPARTMENT

Posted on Jun 27, 2008

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Contrary to the counsel against drilling drainage holes, I did exactly that and the unit works wonderfully. Every now and then the water that drips from the top of the unit falls into the fan, but the problem is generally fixed. A normal angle, two very small drainage holes in the lowest part of the bottom of the outdoor part of the unit, and viola, problem solved. I know of another man who has a similar unit with the same problem who added a small pump system to drain the water, and it works beautifully. All in all the AC unit is good if you can resort to unconventional means of fixing small problems.


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