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How much should my air conditioner be tilted in the window

No water is coming out the back is that normal

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  • Bonnie Lucas May 06, 2013

    I had someone come look at it a neighbor, they said it would only drain outside if it was humid out. There is some water in the back of unit not draining out said it was normal, hope so!! Thanks everyone as you can tell I don't know too much about these things may need your help again

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Window air conditioners generally should be mounted with a slight downward tilt toward the outside. This allows condensate to drain outside rather than inside.

Posted on May 02, 2013

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it sounds like it was humid which is normal for the cool air to mist, it will happen in your automobile ,also

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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SOURCE: water in air conditioner

A lot of the newer window units design the outside fan to pickup the condensate water and sling it onto the coil. The evaporative effect makes the unit run more efficiently. They ususally don't spit, but if the unit is running well, otherwise, I would't worry about it.

Posted on Jul 22, 2010

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that's fairly common for window units, it's ok to drill a small hole in the underside of the case to drain the water, just be sure you don't puncture the condenser in the process.

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Maytag window air conditioner that is leaking out front

The unit has to lean backward to let the water run out. It sounds like it is too level or leaning forward too much. There should be an adjusting screw in back that you can lower and it should work fine.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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Hi, what is going on is the unit is working good so you will have condensation running down the front of the indoor coil. You will have a trough at the bottom that has collected dirt over the winter and has clogged up the drain. Some window units have a small supple clear hose attached to one end of the coil that may be plugged up, or this unit has what we call weep holes around it starting at the inside edges on each corner and around the out side. Go outdoors and look and see if you see a hose or very small holes that are plugged up. If the hose/if there is one, try and blow it out. What is happening, is the blade from the fan motor is picking up the water and slinging it into the home. Yes, you can solve this once you find how it drains and where it drains. Take a good strong light inside to check the front and see if indeed there is a hose. Keep me posted on this and I hope that I have led you in the right direction to solve this, and I am sure I have. Please let me know.
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Posted on May 13, 2010

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There is water sloshing around inside All window air conditioners will remove moisture from the air if there is any. Most window air conditioners collect this moisture in the bottom pan of the air conditioner and attempt to evaporate the moisture. The evaporation process works as follows: First, the water drips down off of the cold evaporator coils on the front of the unit. Then the water collects in the bottom of the air conditioner base, the "pan." If the air conditioner is installed properly it will be tilted slightly back.

The water then collects near the back of the unit. On some units, the fan blade used to cool the rear condensing coils will have a rim on the outside of the fins of the blade. This rim, or "slinger," will come close to touching the inside of the air conditioner pan when the fan is spinning. As the water collects in the pan and reaches the depth necessary for the fan ring to touch it, the ring will lift some of the water up and the fan will blow it at the condensing coils. Because the coils are warm, they will evaporate the moisture to the outside.

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