Retains water in the bottom of the unit after it's done. I've removed the prelimanary screen and the secondary and cleaned the third. I poured in about 2 gallons of boiling water into the drain area, in case of grease blockage, and that did nothing but fill the bottom of the unit to the open door.
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With the limited information, i would suggest pulling the service panel off where you can see what is going on. Try to determine exactly where the water is coming from.Does the drain line to the pump basin have a trap? Is there a secondary drain? Is it trapped or sealed? Is there a clean-out "T" on the primary? Is there a cap on this? If the primary drain line is not clogged, the drain pan in the unit is not clogged, and the primary drain is trapped, and the secondary drain is sealed or trapped, then i would check and see if the water is dripping directly off the coils. If it is then the coils need to be cleaned to regain the surface tension to allow the water to run down them into the condensate tray.
Remove bottom front panel(remove 2-3
screws in the bottom) Pull bottom of panel out and down to remove.
the center bottom you will see the pump. On the front is a round thing
that resembles a filter. This is the pump filter screen...
Get a shallow
pan to put under screen. Turn lid counter clockwise to remove(turn
slowly and allow water to drain. As you may need to dump pan several
times before all water is drained out. Be careful or you could end up
with water everywhere. Once the water is drained pull out screen and
remove the debris and objects stuck in screen and filter housing you
should also be able to see the impeller on the pump inspect for debris.
Once everything is cleaned out reverse removal procedures put back
The way to check that everything is clear pour some water over the evaperator coil in the freezer and see that the water drains very quickly. Also you could use a can of compressed air that you would use to clean the keyboadr and what not on your computer and blow it in drain and clear anything remaining
I would check your drain line make sure its clear and you dont have any restrictions. You could also run 4 cups of vinegar through the unit to clean your screens you may have alot of soap scum built up. Also make sure your drain is not backing up. If this is a GE dishwasher you may have a bad piston and nut assembly. The other option would be a bad drain pump. Hope this helps _MJ_
is the frezzing occurring at the very bottom of the freezer or at the top? if its at the bottom inside only then you have a clogged defrost drain, remove the food in the unit to expose the rear panel in the inside back remove the panel chip away the ice at the bottom careful not to hit the coils, clear the pan at the bottom of ice and pour boiling water into the drain and sometimes poking a long skinny object like a piece of hanger down the tube gently only an inch or so, helps. once the water flows freely your clear, on a side note once your done clearing the drain, pull out the unit and remove the back panel at the bottom inspect the drain tube make sure it is connected, you can clean up some of the water in the drain pan, but be careful of the condensor fan. put everything back where it was and your all done :)
the drain pump is fairly easy to replace. it locks into place beside the sump and motor. push tab in and rotate pump to pull out. you will lose water so have a towel handy. inspect drain hose for restrictions or kinks.
For some reason, newer AC window units no longer are made with a fluid drain. I think the intent is for the unit to be mounted at a sufficient angle (it MUST be angled back so the fluid drains toward the back of the unit) that the rear (outside) fan kicks the water over the condenser coil and gets rid of it that way, it also increases cooling ability slightly in this manner by misting the condenser coil. I would suggest increasing the angle of the back tilt by adding a 2x4 maybe under the unit to allow it to tilt? Alternately, you can drill a hole in the rear corner of the unit to drain fluid, but this is not recommended for several reasons...
1) It will usually cause rust to start at the drill hole. 2) you could accidentally puncture the coil system while drilling 3) the manufacturer did not make a hole, because one was not intended.
the drain pipe you cleaned out has a p-trap that holds water. after awhile this trap will build up sludge and possibly freeze up. i recomend defrosting the drain pan again and try some way to forcfully flush hot water thru the drain. I use a turkey baster filled with water to do this. if the drain continues to freeze you may need to install a heat trap to keep drain from freezing.
a heat trap is just a piece of 10-12 guage solid copper wire with about 3 inches in the drain and the other end wrapped around the defrost heater which is the BLACK rod attached to the bottom of the evaporator coil in the freezer compartment. if you need any further assistance just let me know Peyton
The filter panel may be replaced from the top or bottom but it's less hassle to replace from the bottom because the top tray retains a small amount of water and also because you must be mindful of working around the feed tube assembly. Also, when replacing the filter panel, clean both trays (requires removing both trays, water feed tube and drain tube) and drain tube ... use a 8 water -1 bleach diluted solution or other anti-bacterial solution and wipe the trays and pour some into the removed drain tube (not the feed tube!) and shake it up a bit. Be careful though as you do not want bleach solution getting in your eyes, nor on your skin and clothes!