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Have 5000BTU Goldstar window unit. Water dripping

Have 5000BTU Goldstar window unit. Water dripping inside room, even with EXTREME tilt angle toward outside.

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The bottom of the case from the outside usually has a "divot" in it below the coil to allow flow from the hose that runs across the bottom of the unit, try pressuring up and "blowing out" any obstruction, if this does not work then you may have to disassemble the unit and verify the drainpan is not cracked below the indoor coil (rare)

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Hey there, window units are made to drip their water outside. All youo need to do is make sure it is tilted ever so slightly toward the outside and not inside. Let me know if this doesn't work for ya.
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