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I have an amana ac unit that is leaking water out of a hole that is right beside the drain pipe. i cleaned the drain pan out and made sure the drain pipe was cleared out.water starts coming out when the ac unit shuts off?

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  • Dennis Boxerman May 11, 2010

    Here is a few things to look at:

    Some systems have what is called a "Negative" coil. Air is sucked thru the evap instead of blown thru. It is necessary to have a "P" trap in the evap drain system. Also, if the system is fairly old, the drain pan under the evap could have a hole rusted thru it.

    Good luck and hope this helps

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Check filter or coil plugged if drain is clean or there is no vent so the fan holds the water while running then when fan shuts off it lets it go

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