Question about Heating & Cooling
IT IS SPORADIC DRIPPING IN JUST ONE CORNER I NOTICES PUDDING TYPE OF SUBSTANCE AT OUTSIDE DRAIN OFF
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the drain coming off the unit is the one you need to clear, not the secondary pan. its usually clogged in the P trap which is usaully not far downstream from the outlet on the coil.
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
Testimonial: "There was no p-trap installed so I decides to cut the pvc pipe six inhes south of the coil. Cleaned debris and replaced drain. All is well.. Thank you"
sounds like the overflow drain is picking up the water that means the main drain is clogged.you need to find the main drain pipe if lookin at the air handler in attic there should be 2 drains from unit one higher than other follow it and blow out drain they put the other overflow drain out the eve so if it stars leaking someone notices it and it doesnt damage cieling but it sound like it needs imediate attention befor it does go to the overflow pan and damage your cieling. i hope this helps and good luck
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
SOURCE: All my other AC Units
If you have a CENTRAL air unit, you should have an overflow to a drain in the furnace area. So I don't understand what you are saying about a connection to the drain under the sink!
Do you have the make and model correctly listed? Because with your question it does not agree what I know about the Ruud Central air that you listed.
Posted on Aug 08, 2011
From what you have described, it sounds like the drip pan's drain hole, near the rear of the unit is clogged and/or there is not enough downward tilt on the rear of the unit. The general rule of thumb is 1/4" to 1/2" downward tilt.
The drain hole can be a challenge to find, as the clog will blend in with the drain hole. Persistence and patience while looking for it will help. A pipe cleaner works well to clear the drain hole.
Be sure to turn the unit OFF & unplug it before attempting and maintenance.
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Posted on Aug 14, 2011
SOURCE: My 5200 wall air conditions
The outer drain hole is the only one that needed to be cleared. But, keep and eye on it, as there may be some floating debris in the drip pan. You said the unit is angled enough at the rear. So, I'm assume you have at least 1/4" to 1/2" downward tilt at the rear of the unit. If that's the case, for now, that's about all you can do. Unless you have a Wet/Dry Shop Vac. In which case you could **** the water out of the drip pan after removing the front panel of the unit. If you attempt this, be sure the Master ON/OFF switch on the unit is OFF and the unit is unplugged.
Hope this helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.
Posted on Aug 26, 2011
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