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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Had the same problem today. What I did to fix this was to disconnect the unit and shake it so that the float became free. Once this was done, I reconnected the power and drain tube and PVC lines and primed the pump with about 32 oz of water to activate the pump. All works fine now.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
SOURCE: 2003 Ruud A/C upflow model
There are only a few ways that water can be leaking out of the back of the unit and neither are very easy. Since you have said the unit was taken out and cleaned, it's hard to imagine that the coil drain pan has clogged up already, but it is possible. And since it's a newer model, I would think that it would have a plastic drain pan inside which would have to be cracked in order to leak. Either of these have to be checked by removing the flue pipe in front, which shouldn't have more than 3 screws holding it to the furnace if any, then gently trying to twist or move it until it either comes loose from the joint or able to move out of the way. Then you have to take the front cover of the coil box which is usually held on with 1/4in or 5/16in screws. Sometimes this can be really fun, just have some patients, and remove the cover. If the copper lines are in the way, you might have to cut the metal with some tin snips and tape it back up good after reinstalling it. Some installers don't think about servicing the unit when the put it all together. After removing the cover, you will be able to see the drain pan and what exactly it is doing. If the pan is full of water with the unit on, then your pan or your drain line is clogged. If your drain line is clogged, you will either need a high pressure hose to blow it out like a co2 drain tool or you will need the lines replaced. If you have no water build up inside the pan, then the pan is busted and will have to be replaced. Condensate pumps are usually only used when there is no place to place a drain line inside your utility closet and it would sit on the outside of the furnace. It's a lot, but I hope it helps!
Posted on Aug 15, 2010
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SOURCE: i have a sfw 55
It may be the type of coal you're burning. Have you tried burning anthracite coal rather than Bituminous coal? It's a little more expensive, but it burns cleaner. Also, you may need to open the air intake a bit with what you're currently burning. That way it will burn a little hotter and hopefully cleaner.
Posted on Mar 07, 2011
SOURCE: should this boiler be installed
Yes you will need to run condensate lines to the drain,pvc is fine.
Once you start up and see how much water is generated you will see why.
During the reburn of the natural gas there will be alot of moisture.
Posted on Apr 15, 2011
You need to contact local code enforcement to make sure that would meet building code
Posted on Oct 13, 2016
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