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I have a trane unit in the attic that is for the second floor and it is installed on i guess its side has to be that way water is comming out of this hole and into this pan that is connected but the pan keeps getting full of water what is the problem

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  • karen kolodziej Sep 25, 2009

    thank you so much for emailing me back and youre answer is great this house is 30 years old and we have never had a problem with this unit a man came and fixed a fuse because the blower wasnt blowing.. there is this piece just hanging that is connected with like a lifting piece to stop something but their is a p trap comming out of this space as well as this hole when i shine a flash light the water is bubbling out of this eracer head hole.. stupid me tried to plug it up and caused all this back up do you think i need to call a repair man and if so i live in lumberton north carolina..... 28358 zip code people around here are not to trust worthy my brother is a air conditioner man in chicago but to far for him to come and help... ha ha and my husband is not your handy man im the only one around here that can fix almost anything given good directions i do not think this unit is installed improperly though....



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The water is condensate, which is produced by the air conditioner (this normal), The hole you are refering to shoule be connected to a drain, and should have a "p" trap installed to allow proper drainage and prevent sewer smells from backing up into the air handler. The pan underneath it should be a secondary catch incase there is a problem with the primary drain (the hole from the unit). the secondary catch should also be equipped with either a drain to allow the water to escape, or a moisture sensor to shut-down the air conditioner, and alert the homeowner to the problem, by way of the house getting warmer. The fact that you describe it as simply a hole draining into the secondary pan tells me that this unit is not installed properly. I suggest calling the installing contractor to remedy the situation, before costly ceiling repairs are required.

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    terrencio Sep 26, 2009

    Your welcome, I'm glad I could help. and yes I do think you should have someone look at it. This is a slow moving smal diameter drain, and can plug up easily, it should be flushed out, also make sure your air filters are kept clean, I would suggest checking the air filters monthly, when they get plugged the coil will fall too far below the due point or freeze up and create an excess of water running off. I'm all the way up in Canada, the travel charge would be enormous, lol.....I hope you can find someone reliable to have look at it. cheers!



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