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Water leaking onto floor

I have seen a couple of posts with similar problems, Intertherm A/C water leaking around the drain pan onto the floor. The drain lines are clear. This has happenned to me several times and created much aggravation. Through trial and error I solved the problem at least temporarily. I re-leveled the unit and took the coils out cleaned them and reinserted. The coils didn't look excessively dirty but they may have been clogged inside. The problem usually happens when it is extremely humid outside, and the unit is located in a humid area of the house(garage). This is possibly due to the excessive amounts of water that the unit is taking out of the air. If anybody knows of another solution, help is appreciated.

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  • tquigley Jul 16, 2009

    The definite fix is- adding a trap to the drain line. I was using an evacuation pump for the condensation overflow so I thought that I did not need a P trap. I was totally wrong. For the life of the unit, 5-6 years there has always been a little bit of water accumulating around the base of the unit, and around once a year when it would get extremely humid outside and/or my filter/coils would get a little dirty causing increased resistance, air would suck through the condensate line, blocking proper drainage, and causing mess on the floor. Take the unit apart-works fine because there is no resistance, put cover back on and dripping again. What a headache for several years. A $2.00 running trap, solved my problem definitely. Thanks!

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    jim christie Sep 01, 2014

    what is the running trap and where is it .

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At night disconnect power use flash light and mirror check to see if coil is stopped up if unit is up flow coil fan heat kit make sure there is a trap in the drain line or unit will pull air into system most likley cause is dirty coil hope this helps unit could also have dirty fan blades low air flow or starting to freeze the coil due to low freeon charge if down flow supply duct under unit ths is not good due to heat kit on bottom of unit can get wet! hope this helps with your problem

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