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Water pouring out

I see no drain hole or anything and my air conditioner has been leaking for weeks...i dont know how to fix this problem...

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Hello my name is jennifer and im a hvac/r tech.
air conditionders has two drains, a primary and a secondary if neither are hooked up to drain then you will be leaking water from evaporator which on a split system should be located right on top of your furnace or air handler.
yu can fix this yourself so companies dont try to rip you off al you need to do id locate the 2 holes on the evaporator and open them up, you will need a threaded male i believe and some pvc, all you need to to is thread the fitting into the hole and run the pvc do a drain or use a condensate drain to purge the water to the nearest drain. hope this is helpful :)

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

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    Agnes Doue Jun 23, 2014

    Thank you, Jeffifer. Suddently we heard our fan catching on something. Our drain holes had gotten plugged, metal had rusted and warped. Thanks to you we knew how to fix it. You are an angel.

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Modern window units intentionally do not allow the water to drain directly, they want the fan blade to sling the water on to the condensor (the coil that is outside) to aid in cooling actually helps the unit cool better in high outside temps, it also evaporates it this way, depending on where the hole was drilled it may be able to be repaired, if it was just a copper tube it will be less expensive than replacing the whole coil. Since its a relative inexpensive unit anyway the labor and freon may be more than its worth. Lesson learned dont drill a hole in the base it lowers it's efficiency and can lead to a punctured freon line.

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I have the same problem....it is a negative pressure problem holding water inside the unit until it overflows the pan and runs into the duct system. why this occurs....I don't know....I cant find a problem with my air return, but as soon as you turn in off, the water comes gushing out the drains on the unit. I resolved this....temporarily....by twisting up a paper towel into a wick, and placing one end up into the drain tray, with the other end lying well out into the exterior case. This lets the water wick out and keeps the tray drained. I don't understand the problem and don't know what the permanent fix will be, except maybe cutting a hole and placing an intake vent directly below the unit.

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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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SOURCE: I have a Maytag window air conditioner that is leaking out front

The unit has to lean backward to let the water run out. It sounds like it is too level or leaning forward too much. There should be an adjusting screw in back that you can lower and it should work fine.

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Some don't have a drain hole anymore. As long as you have it tilted slightly, any excess water will drain out. If your house or room feels good, it's working. It won't pull moisture out of the air if the air has already been dehumidified.

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