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Whirlpool Air Con Drainage issue

My 8000 BTU Whirlpool Air Con is draining water all down inside the window sill. Is there supposed to be a hose/pipe that drains to the outside???

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  • cbsoupman May 31, 2009

    Appears to be a closed unit. No tube or opening outside is apparent. Advice?

  • cbsoupman May 31, 2009

    It is dripping down the inside of the window sill (causing water damage) instead of out the back somehow. I'll remove the cover and check it more thoroughly. Thanks for the help.

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Yes, there should be a place for the condensate to drain outside. It's apparently clogged and the drip pan is overfilling. Look for a tube or an opening outside where the condensate should be exiting. This needs to be unclogged.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 31, 2009

    All I can say is there has to be some way for the condensate to exit to the outside.



    There is no A/C in existence which does not produce condensate, and there has to be some way to remove it from the unit.



    Since you don't want the condensate on the inside of the house, it would follow that the unit has to be designed to allow the condensate to flow to the outside.



    I can't imagine that there is a "bucket" you have to empty. I assume you have been running the unit satisfactorily with no condensate coming into the house -- is that correct?



  • KCPTECH Jun 18, 2011

    Most AC’s now a days do not have a drain hole. Whirlpool was the first to introduce this technology as you've found in your unit. Your evaporator (inside) produces condensation which drips into a drip pan and then flows to the rear of the unit. The fins on the back of the AC evaporate the water. A lot of AC’s cannot evaporate this excess water faster than they remove it from the air inside the house, therefore causing water to build up in the back of the unit and cause a dripping or gurgling sound. Put the AC on the cool setting then raise the temperature so the compressor shuts off, then let the AC run for about an hour. This should allow the unit to evaporate the excess water.

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