I was drilling holes in the side of my air conditioner so it would hang from the eve on chains. I drilled a small hole into the condenser and all the pressure was relived with a loss of oil. Is this something that is repairable? Are there places that can sauder/service/re-pressurize the condenser?
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Re: Crosley Air Conditioner
Time to get a new airconditioner, the time and cost of repairing a condensor (cause hat wont be covered is problably hte cost of a new nmachine, call a local guy first htough and get a price toreplace it, def. a few hudred dollars
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Hi, Many of the newer A/C window units do not drain the water, but use the fan to splash it up on the coil to evaporate it and help cool the unit... You can drill a hole in the back corner to drain it, but watch that you don't hit the coil and cause a freon leak...this also may reduce the efficiency a bit...
The A/C has a drain crease in the bottom to drain water/condensate out the rear. If water is pooling, you can use a water hose and spray out this cease to unclog it. It helps for the A/c to tilt up inside with the outside part tilting down to drain. Now things that get in there to stop it up are, grass, (if mounted in a lower story window), leaves, bugs, pine needles. You may have to remove the outside case to clean all the debris out. Hope this helps Fix Ya up. Drilling a hole will help, but then what ever has stopped up the drain, will stop up your drill hole, and put you right back where we are today.
It shouldn't be a problem if you drilled the hole near the rear, outer edge of the drip pan and didn't accidentally pierce any of the mechanical above it. Also, be sure the rear of the unit is tilted down at least 1/4" to 1/2", so water will flow to it. Check the drain hole periodically, as they will become clogged over time.
Hi, On many of the newer air conditioners they intentionally keep some water in there so that it splashes onto the condenser coil and helps to cool it....while this may work well it also creates more noise....so I often recommend to drill a drain hole in the back corner...jus drill down from the top...drilling up from the bottom is a great way to drill right through the coil....
They usually carry some water in the pan andd the hole will be in one of the outside corners... they can be a bugger to find sometimes and I have drilled new ones already... just make sure not to drill the coil... :-)
We had the same problem with this very unit. There was no drain hole so I ended up drilling an 1/8" hole in a back corner where the water pooled the most. You may want to put some sort of rust protector on the bare metal in the newly drilled hole. Btw, you really should have the unit tilted slightly (about a 1/4") so the water runs to the back of the unit.
The drain hole is likely clogged with lent and trash. Make sure it is
level or leaning dow a bit on the back side. I had to drill five holes
in the bottom rear of my old window unit to stop water draining down
the insdie wall. Make sure you dont drill into a usefull component of
the AC or kiss it goodbye.
It is normal for window air conditioners to have a puddle inside them during operation, actually they are designed so the evaporator fan wicks up the excess water onto the hot evaporator coils, keeping the unit cool, if it bothers you some, you can possibly adjust the outside brackets so it slants downward some or if your mechanically inclined , drill a small hole so that the water can drip outside, use caution though if drilling, be extremy careful what your doing- and make sure your not going to hit anything on the inside, you can see through the side maybe, hope that helps