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AC is running but can't keep the temp down. Everything is brand new. AC unit is on shady side. New filter, no cloggs. No clog in drip pipe. Condinsation building up on pipes outside. Please help.

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If the big pipe out side is cold and sweating and the little one is warm to touch if it is hot to touch under charged. I would suspect insulation, or under sized unit
is their a 20f difference from supply air to return air the i would lean towards insulation. Tom

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Sounds like unit is too small or there is too high of humidity. An A/C unit draws water out of the air as it absorbs the heat from the room. If the room is too big or there is too high of humidity the evaporator will freeze the moister and ice will build up then it will drip when turned off as the ice melts. As a fix, You can get a bigger unit, use a dehumidifier ( which works the same as A/C), or start the A/C at a warmer temp.and turn down gradually as air moisture disappears.

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the FSM may cover this.
btw, my new jeep has this tube in a funny spot.
unlike any car if owned or restored (many in 50 years.)
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it must drip water or it IS CLOGGED. you are correct.
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My ac unit is now after 3 weeks of use dripping water inwards(even with a 1/4" slope of the unit to the outside) is my drip pan overflowing?


Yes, your drip pan is overflowing, because the drain hole near the back of the unit is clogged. There are 2 ways to address this problem.

1. Look out side the house, under the unit and search carefully for the drain hole or drain tube. If it's a hole, clear it using something like a pipe leaner. It it's a tube, use 2 pipe cleaners twisted horizontally together and carefully run it up into the tubing in a push/pull motion. This will help dislodge any clogs.

2. If you're feeling really lucky, turn the unit OFF and unplug it. Straighten out a wire coat hanger leaving a little hook on one end. Remove the front cover of the AC unit and slide the coat hanger under all the mechanical parts into the drip pan. Sweep it around carefully in the drip pan. all the way to the back of the unit. Be careful not to get the little hooked end caught on anything, by keeping it flat against the drip pan. Doing this, may dislodge any clogs.

And finally, if you're in a high humidity area, increasing the tilt to 1/2" may help improve the drainage.

Hope this helps you unclog the problem.

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I have a Weather King AC/Furnace in the attic that's dripping water into the drain pan. When we purchased our new house it came with this unit and it never dripped ater. Now, the water is dripping towards...


I assume it is dripping water when the AC is running. If you look at the attic unit, there should be a PVC pipe running from the unit - probably an insulated PVC pipe. This pipe probably goes across the attic to the edge of the house and drains outside. The drain pan may also have a drain pipe, but the one on the AC unit is the issue, and is probably plugged. Go outside and see if you can locate the AC drain pipe. See if the ground is wet below the pipe and if water is steadily dripping from the pipe (with AC running). If the pipe and ground are dry, the pipe is plugged. If you have a wet/dry vac, try connecting it to the drain pipe outside to see if you can **** the pluggage out. If you can get it clear, water should start dripping out of the pipe. This same thing happened at our house. I decided to cut the pipe in the attic, and add in a PVC isolation valve, tee, and water hose connection with plug, so I can valve out the AC unit from the pipe, remove hose connection plug, and hook up a water hose and flush the line to outside. Lowe's sells all of the PVC pipe fittings. The water pressure from the hose will always flush out the algae and crud to the outside of the house. I can also remove the plug and pour a cup of bleach down the drain pipe every couple of months to keep algae growth in check. I also cut out the trap (u-leg) from pipe in the attic and purchased a ready made trap a Lowes (the contractor who built our house had made a lousy homemade trap). I purchased a few PVC elbows and installed the trap on the drain pipe outside. By the way, our AC drain pipe comes out of our wall outside and drains near our outside unit. Our secondary drain pan drain pipe comes out outside from an eave on the side of the house. I don't know what you drain line looks like (it may have a port to add bleach, or some cleanout provisions, maybe not). If you choose to modify/improve it, then make a sketch of it, go to Lowe's and get the PVC parts you need + PVC pipe primer and cement. PVC cement dries fast. Remember, the pipe must flow downhill from you AC attic unit. You can use a regular wood saw to cut the pipe. I hope this helps you. You need to keep the drain line clear as algae will continue to grow in it. Pouring bleach in the line every month or two helps. You also need to check maybe once a month that the line is draining properly (check to see if dripping outside). You can get some serious water damage to your ceilings if the water backs up and overflows. I discovered that our drain line was plugged just in time as our drain pan drain line was also partially plugged and drain pan was about to overflow.

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