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I have Residential Ruud AC that is leaking water for the sides

Al the pipes aux pie is clean

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    Ned C Cook May 11, 2010

    Leaking water from? or To? AC units (residential) have collecter roughs ro direct the water to a drain pipe leading out of the house. Esiest point to ck for blockage is at the drain point outside. Usually near the conders unit. This drain is often buried or full of weeds since it is a source of water. If the drain is buried or covered up, Look for nice and green weeds or a wet spot in the dirt. The drain troughs can also create blockage with kint and dirt, causing a back up overflow situation. You stated that all the pipes are clear. Under high humidity conditions the amount of draing can be considerable. If your drain pipe in the house is open at its top, then flushing is possible with a hose and nozzle that fits the hole./pipe opening. clearing trough blockage is a virtually impossible to do without removal of the pipr at the unit inside the houe. If pvc pipe,it can be cut to give you a straight shot to the trough . Allowing you to carefully diig out any lint or dirt obstructing the drain. Good luck

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