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Leaking inside when turned on

I have to put a bucket under my airconditioner when we turn it on. it leaks inside terribly. it also runs down my roof inside my rig.

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  • rll1970 Feb 05, 2008

    Bravo, guru, thanks a bunch. I had mud dauber problem with drain. Used one of my wifes crochet hooks and cleaned it right out. Your the greatest. Thanks

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What you have is a clogged drain. You are going to have and get on top of your rig, pull the over and clear the blockage. That is normal to happen over time. Had to do the same thing to mine. What is happening is the evaporator (the cool coil) gathers moisture an sheds it off, then is always some area for the water to drain out of the evaporator so it doesn't do what you are experiencing.

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