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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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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

Posted on Aug 27, 2007

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    Ronnie Mason Aug 27, 2007

    P.S. I am supposing this is a window unit. If not, The above suggestion may be printed and thrown into the trash can. Ha. Have a nice day.

  • ACopley Jun 01, 2013

    Hi, Ronnie. Actually it's a portable floor unit. Thanks anyway.

  • ACopley Jun 01, 2013

    Actually, when opening the unit, I noticed there was crud on the condenser coils. I was told a good solution of Simply Green and hosing the crud off would do. Not sure if this would mess up the electronic panel. Any suggestions on how to clean it?


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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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