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Water coming out of back hole.

There is a hole in the back of the air conditioner where water condensation build up comes out of. Is it supposed to be capped to stop the water from coming out? If so, how often should it be emptied?

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Dont cap it. you could fit a hose and drain it somewhere.

In normal operation the water is picked up by the fan and vapourised

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