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Water in housing

In the back of the compressor housing under the fan water will accumulate until the fan hits it.What is causing this water issue? The drain hole is clear.

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Re: water in housing

This is the normal operation of most window units. It this is the case on your particular unit you will notice a slinger ring on the outside of the fan blades which slings water created from the evaporator and drained into the condensing area. The water is slung into the condenser making the unit cool more efficiently. The water drain hole will remove excess water. The earilier explaination may be needed if the water is dripping inside the cooled space. Tilting the unit back slightly may also be needed. Hope this helps. kstfas

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Re: water in housing

You will need to clean the evap coil with a bleach type product and then hose out the condenser coil as well. The bleack will also remove algie from the evap water pan. THX RepairUSA

Posted on Aug 26, 2007

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