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Unit not draining properly wanting to know if I can drill small hole in bottom of unit and which side so it will drain its 110 window unit

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SOURCE: there is no drain hole for water to drip outside.

These are designed to retain some water in the pan. This is for the slinger fan to throw water through the condensing coil. This helps the refrigerant cool and is important to the efficiency of the unit. I would certainly not recommend drilling a hole in the bottom. The hole may cause the water to roll somewhere where damage could occur. Try instead tipping the unit Backwards before bringing it in the house.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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I have a small 5000 btu window unit air conditioner made by arctic king does not have a hole for the excess water to drain.


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My '99 wagon spare tire boot gets an inch of water in it after rains. The compartment holding the tire jack also fils up, and the small floor area behind the drivers side rear wheel well also getrs...


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Here is a thought, received by me from a AC mechanic recently. Window ACs no longer actually drain concensate. Rather, the water is caught in a pan with the idea it will evaporate back into the outside air. The reason for this is the dripping water frequently resulted in the growth of algae below the unit resulting is unsightly stains and sometimes, slippery conditions. Evidently, there were a lot of complaints about being 'dripped on' also. So, AC manufacturers don't put drain holes in the bottom any more. If the pan over fills, it will spill out of many makes. If you want yours to drain, put a hole in the bottom.

Like I said, just a thought.

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I have a 6000 btu window unit. I was wanting to know how the unit drains the water. where does the water come out of the unit at? I could not find a drain hole.


No drain holes on most units that size

The water gets from the front evaporator thru
a small hole you can not see

Then it finds it's way to the outside or back on the
bottom metal pan

It is evaporated by the condensor fan

It may drain out over the rear pan lip, if
it gets alot, but no drain hole is necessary

You can angle the unit down at the outside or
rear & you can drill a small hole, but it uses the water
to cool the condenser

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The A/C unit should be tilted slightly to the rear and this will allow the water to leak to the outside of the window, you may have to drill a small hole in the case to drain if there is no pre-existing hole.

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Water leaking from Maytag M6T12F2A is this expensive to repair


The drain hole is likely clogged with lent and trash. Make sure it is level or leaning dow a bit on the back side. I had to drill five holes in the bottom rear of my old window unit to stop water draining down the insdie wall. Make sure you dont drill into a usefull component of the AC or kiss it goodbye.

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For some reason, newer AC window units no longer are made with a fluid drain. I think the intent is for the unit to be mounted at a sufficient angle (it MUST be angled back so the fluid drains toward the back of the unit) that the rear (outside) fan kicks the water over the condenser coil and gets rid of it that way, it also increases cooling ability slightly in this manner by misting the condenser coil. I would suggest increasing the angle of the back tilt by adding a 2x4 maybe under the unit to allow it to tilt? Alternately, you can drill a hole in the rear corner of the unit to drain fluid, but this is not recommended for several reasons...

1) It will usually cause rust to start at the drill hole.
2) you could accidentally puncture the coil system while drilling
3) the manufacturer did not make a hole, because one was not intended.

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Water dosent drain


well lets work with it becouse that the one you have..first let me tell you dont make that hole becouse the water that remaing in the tray is use to cool down the condenser and beleve me its a good idea..its not supouse to condese more water thant he can evaporate..but try to screw a littel bit more the two screw in the back of the cabinet to down the cabinet 10 degrees more to see if that help you...good luck

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