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Room AC unit condensation drains into room, not outside. There are no obvious drain holes on the underside of the unit. I've drilled to create some, but condensation still comes in. The unit has a definite slope away from house, so that doesn't seem to be the problem. Any suggestions are welcome.

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  • ranger_willi May 03, 2010

    Shastalaker7, with the unit upside down I saw no apparent weep holes or any outlet for a drain hole. Last year the condensation built up inside the unit to the point that the circulating fan blade actually picked up the water and blew it inside. When I drilled my own weep holes I found that one of them was on the room side of the drain pan. I've plugged it up and we'll see tonight if the condensation empties out to the weep holes I drilled further away from the house. I'll keep in touch.

    Thanks, Bill

  • ranger_willi May 03, 2010

    Working to validate the solution. Will know more tomorrow!!

  • ranger_willi May 04, 2010

    Shastalaker7, I have a Haier 5200 BTU Model HWR05XC6 also called Model AD0A21E0500, Serial Number A65AE1539. The unit ran fine last night with no inside condensation leakage.

    Even after I told my wife that my drilling the weep hole on the room side of the drip pan was the problem, she was happy to know that I solved the problem just by plugging up that incorrectly drilled weep hole!! Now the fan doesn't pick up the condensation water and thrown it back in the room and neither does it drip into the room.

    Thank you!



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Hi, if this unit does not have any weep holes as they are called, you should have a small diameter soft plastic drain tube connected from the inside coil where the condensation forms to outside that is plugged. You should have a trough that the condensation collects inside bottom. It may drain left to right or one way only. Dust forms on the indoor coil where the filter collects this dirt and washes down the front to drain which is blocked. Look it over very good from the inside to find what I am speaking of and you will be able to solve this problem. It really is an easy fix for you, so don't call out a tech. Use a good powerful light to look it over until you find how it drains, a hose or weep holes. You can do this, I have confidence you can. Take your time and you can find the drain type on this unit. Keep me posted on the out come.

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    Robert Horton May 03, 2010

    Hi Bill, I understand completely what you are saying. I have seen and here this a lot as I am a a/c contractor. I will check into this further as all units should have a drain to deal with the condensation. I have done the drill hole trick myself in the past. If you can give me a model and serial number I will get to the bottom of this for you. If for some reason they did not add them when this unit was manufactured, this would explain it as it may have happened on this unit. Different climates, high humidity which will cause a lot of condensation build very fast have to have a way to drain or the fan blades will pick up the water and sling it into the home. I am sure you are frustrated, but hang in there and I will solve this for you.
    Sincerely, Shastalaker7

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    Robert Horton May 05, 2010

    Hi, I am very pleased this worked out for you!! I thank you for the outstanding rating. I look forward to helping you in the future if anything comes up.



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