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The unit is over flowing even when not turned on.

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    Mathew F May 11, 2010

    What type of air con is it? Is it a evaporator cooler by any chance?

  • Ty Parcher
    Ty Parcher May 11, 2010

    That's very odd. Do you have a humidifier associated with it? If so it may have a stuck float value. Is it a gas unit? If the answer to both questions is "no" then it can't pull water out of the air to cause an overflow unless its actually chilling the air.


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Hi! Pal
If this is a window unit you may want to make sure the unit is tilted so the outside is lower then the widow sill. Also, check the condenser as this will get plugged if a lot of flowering trees are near by.
Good luck, InMrFixIt

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If your air conditioner is overflowing with water
1. Check the drain at the base of the unit.
2. Check the drain hose post drain hole.
AC's condensate and create water and have to drain. If drain is clogged, they flood

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