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If you have an LG Portable AC Unit,. The drain plug is on the rear of the unit, just above floor level. To drain it, use a low sided pan capable of holding 1 quart of of water. Unscrew the drain plug and drain it into the pan. OR disconnect the unit and roll it to a floor drain or outside and drain it there.
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Since you didn't mention who the manufacturer is and the model number, it makes it a little difficult. But, most all portable AC units drain the same way. There's a drain plug on the back of the unit, just above floor level. It may have a door cover over it, so you will have to remove it first, to access the drain plug.
There are 2 ways to drain the unit. Use a shallow sided pan, capable of holding 1 quart of water or roll the unit to a floor drain or outside, before removing the drain plug. The Drain Plug screws out. If you drain theunit into a pan, turn the unit OFF & Unplug it first.
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Ther is a drain plug on the back of the unit. I believe it's on the left side, down near the floor. Put a shallow sided pan, large enough to handle 2 cups of water, under it and unscrew the cap. The water will drain into the pan. Be Sure the Master ON/OFF Switch is OFF & the unit is unplugged before attempting this.
Odors from air conditioners are usually caused by a dirty air intake filter or from mold buildup in the drain pan.
The filter situation is easy to solve. If you have a washable filter, remove it and wash it in warm soapy (dish washing liquid) , thoroughly rinse it and allow it to totally dry, before reinstalling it. .
The drain pan is not removable, but does have a drain plug on the back of unit on the left, next to the cord keeper. Put a plastic bowl that has sides low enough to fit under the drain plug and remove the plug for the water to drain. Once it has, tilt the unit sightly forward and place 1/2 tea spoon of bleach in the hole. Continue to hold the unit in a tilted position and add 1/4 cup of water. Reinstall the drain plug snugly and lower the back of the unit to the floor. Allow the solution to soak for 15 minutes and then drain the solution, just like you did before. Then pour in a 1/4 cup of clear water and slosh it around a bit. Then drain it again.
All of the above should clear up the odor problem. Please let me know. Thanks.
Try to get at the drain hose from outside. It sounds gross but try to blow some air int the drain hose. Do not blow to hard but hard enough to tell if the hose is clogged or not. If the hose is not plugged hou may have to tear into the unit a bit. The drain hose is either on the left or right hand side of the unit. You should be able to take out the filters in the unit to see down in the drain pan. It is under the coil and you should be able to see water in it. It may be better to have a technician come over and tear into the unit to get the drain pan out and cleaned. Sometimes if water gets trapped in the drain pan it will slime up and cause it not to drain properly. They do sell a tablet that you can use in the drain pan to treat the water to keep it from sliming up and getting moldy. We sell the bottle of 100 tablets for around 25 dollars. Your local HVAC Wholesaler or contractor should have these on hand. Let me know how it goes.
Hi! The condensate drain line or the condensate pan in the unit is most likely plugged. The pan is in the unit on the wall and is on the bottom under the cooling coil. There is a drain hole on the right or left hand side of the pan and this drain hole connects to a drain line that either drains to outside or to a floor drain in the house. You need to clear the restriction where ever it is. If you have trouble trying to access anything you are better off calling a service tech to remedy the problem. Good luck!!
Since the smell could only come from the inside, and you say your drain pan, and condensate line are clear, I would think that the indoor coil may be dirty, and the water isn't flowing from the coil, but dripping into the duct, and becoming stagnate. There are many possiblities, you may want to get a flashlight and check all of your duct openings for things such as moisture, and unfortunately dead animals. Sometimes mice, squirrels, rats, bats, etc. find ways into the duct, and either die, or urinate in the duct and so on. I hope you find it. Good luck.
I have had to clean mine on a yearly basis. On mine once I have the cover off, I can remove a couple more screws, disconnect the baffle motor and the drain connection and pull the drain pan off to gain access to the barrel fan. The first time I cleaned it with a small bottle brush and bleach water. I scrubbed each fin individually, alot of work! I used a pressure bottle(for the garden with wand) to rinse the fan. Then the next year I used a Shark Steamer to clean and kill the mold, still alot of work but easier then scrubbing. I am going to try rinsing it more often with white vinegar to kill the mold.
THERE IS A TUBE OR CHANEL FROM THE FRONT EVAPORATOR DRAIN PAN THAT RUNS TO THE BACK OF THE UNIT INTO THE CONDENSER PAN. IT IS ALWAYS ADVISABLE TO THOUROUGH LY CLEAN ALL COILS, AND DRAIN PANS AND DRAIN LINES ANUALLY. IF THAT TUBE OR CHANEL WAY GETS PLUGGED IT WILL CONSTANTLY DRIP IN THE COOL MODE.,
IF YOUR A/C IS 110V MOST ALL ARE ABOUT 5,000 - 7,000 BTU''S ALL SHOULD RUN ON A SEPERATE CIRCUIT OR NOT HAVE ANYTHING ELES PLUGED IN ON THAT CIRCUIT.
MOST ALL WINDOW UNITS HAVE THE BTU'S RATING ON THE TAG INSIDE THE UNIT. THESE SMALL UNITS REQUIRE COMPLETE REMOVAL FROM THE WINDOW OR WALL FOR CLEANING. ONLY LARGER UNITS 10,000 AND ABOVE SLIDE OUT OF THE CABINENT FROM THE FRONT.
90% OF A/C I HAVE REPAIRED IN 40+ YEARS WERE DUE TO PLUGGED DRAIN LINES A DIRTY COILS. THEY MUST BE ALL CLEAN BEFORE I COULD START TO DIAGNOSE ANY PROBLEM BECAUSE THE PRESSURES VARY IF THE COILS ARE RESTRICTED WITH DIRT, ETC.