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I just bought four Frigidaire 6000 BTU air conditioners, Model #LRA067AT7. However, none of them have drain holes in the back and water is pooling inside the air conditioner and the fan blades are hitting it. Is there some way I can drill a hole in the back to allow the water to drain? If so, where should I put the hole so I don't accidentally hit the coils?

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SOURCE: Drain Hole for Frigidaire Window Air Conditioner

Leave it alone. DO NOT attempt to create a drain. As long as a window A/C unit is installed properly, (angled slightly down toward the rear) it will drain excess water over the rear lower lip of the unit should it get that high. Many models use some of the collected water/condensation. It gets lifted up by the fan blades to cool the coil.

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Wow major bo bo. You need to have the tube/ coil whatever you hit replaced. then recharge it with freon. Call a profesional.

Posted on May 21, 2010

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theres one near the back side on the outside part,they get plugged with bugs,leaves,debris,etc.,when its shut off look underneath and there is a drain hole on the bottom or on the rear ledge on either corner or both rear outside corners,make sure the unit has a slope toward the outside so most of the water drains there too,you can use a short piece of wire to clear these drain holes,if they are dirty enough you may need to unplug the unit and use a garden hose to dilute the debris so it flows out the drain holes

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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Make sure the filter and coil behind the filter are not dirty (I am sure you did that already) as this would cause icing and excess water build up. There may be a steel or plastic plug in the bottom rear of the unit. If not, I have drilled a hole in the very rear right or left side of some to help drain the water, but you need to be sure that nothing, nothing at all is on the otherside where you drill (No wires, no tubing, no compressor, etc,) as you will damage the unit. If it is a newer unit under warranty call the manufacturer as newer units disipate the water in the exhaust air and it may be malfunctioning or it may just be extremely humid ouside and the unit is struggling to disipate the water.

Posted on Aug 07, 2010

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It shouldn't be a problem if you drilled the hole near the rear, outer edge of the drip pan and didn't accidentally pierce any of the mechanical above it. Also, be sure the rear of the unit is tilted down at least 1/4" to 1/2", so water will flow to it. Check the drain hole periodically, as they will become clogged over time.

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