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My air cond is leaking water inside but works perfectly

How do I take the outer casing off so I can see if the excess water pipe has come apart without taking the air cond unit off the wall

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If the unit is newer, there is a PVC male adapter that screws into the condensate pan. Typically they don't come loose unless it has been stepped on acidentally (attic install). The main condensate drain sounds like it is clogged. You can use compressed air to blow it out or try and run a small snake through it.

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