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Rattling noises and blowing water (goldstar WG5005R)

We bought this ac unit a little over a month ago. Recently it has started making rattling noises and blowing out water where the cool air comes out. We've had a LOT of rain this last week so I don't know if that is the problem? I cleaned the filter but that didn't seem to help... Thanks to anyone who has some suggestions...

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Re: rattling noises and blowing water (goldstar WG5005R)

If the unit is new and tilted enough toward the outside, the rain should not be a factor as far as water blowing out. It will make some rattling noises on the outside more so when its raining or high humidity because the outside fan throws water onto the condenser coil. Sounds like to me that its not draining to the outside.. It shouldn't be dirty enough for the drain paths to be filled with crud. Tilting it more to the outside should fix it. Hope this helps. kstfas

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Re: rattling noises and blowing water (goldstar WG5005R)

I have the same problem. I can't get the water to drain. I almost have to trun it on its side to get the water out. ONce it fills up, the fan splashes on the water accumulated inside. I bought two drill bits to drill holes in the bottom. I thought I would get an answer here, but it seems to me that the best solution is to drill the hole. I suggest you get a thin metal bit to make the guide hole, and then a bigger one to finish it off. The thing you need to be most careful about is not puncturing a freon line. If you do that, you might as well toss it. I would even consider opening up the unit, and drilling from the inside out to avoid piercing a line or accidentaly hurting something else.

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There is a hole that allows the water to drain from the front of the unit (the part that is inside your house) to the back of the unit (the part that hangs outside your house) and eventually out of a drain hole in the rear. Chances are that this hole is clogged. So, when the water fills up in the front drip tray it has no access to drain to the back. Consequently, the water builds up in the fan area which causes the rattling noise and the water being picked up by the fan and blown out of the vent. If left too long, it will overflow the front drip tray and make a mess in your house.

On my unit, the hole was on the far left side (if your are in your house and facing the AC unit) of the drip tray. You can use a piece of coathanger wire, or some other long thin instrument to push the blockage through to the rear. Once this pathway from the front of the unit to the back of the unit is clear, your problem should be solved. You will probably still get the sound and water sputter out of the front for a little while until the water that is in the fan area drains/dries out, but it should return to normal soon.

It is probably best to actually remove the unit from the window and take the cover off of it and really clean it out, but that is obviously a much more involved task. If you have a hose, that's fine and will help. Water won't hurt the unit - just keep it away from the electronics (the controls/display/cord). You should also be carful not to bend any of the tiny metal fins... that's just as bad as (actually worse than) being blocked by dirt/dust. And obviously, allow the unit to dry before you put the cover back on and put it back in your window and plug it in to run it. If you are willing to put in the extra time and effort, you can do a more thorough cleaning job, which would help to prevent the problem from happening again too soon. There's no way to prevent dirt/dust from building up in the unit. Once water/moisture is added to the mix, you're dealing with mud/sludge, which is going to eventually block that small drain path. The only solution is to clean it out once in a while.

I figured this out the hard way. I took the thing out of the window cleaned it (not as thoroughly as I thought) and put it back in and then did it all again. The third time I actually found the hole that was blocked. If it hadn't been such a pain taking it all apart and cleaning it the first two times I would have laughed at myself for missing it.

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