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There is a large amount of water dripping from the unit. The hole at the bottom of the unit is clear. Is ther some kind of hose of ?? that may be clogged? Thank you

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It is most likely normal,this is because of the heat.

Posted on Jul 05, 2010

  • johnlazcano Jul 11, 2011

    Ok hear we go I just fixed this on my unit and the comment above is lame. Your unit has a plastic front cover in addition to the cover for the filter that must come off. Unplug the air conditioner and pull it out of the window. Pop out the plastic filter cover and dust filter. Look at the front of the AC unit. There is another plastic cover with 3-4 screws that must come off and also remember to remove the 4 screws around the digital control. Carefully pull the plastic front cover off. BE CAREFUL OF THE LITTLE SLIDE FOR THE OUTSIDE VENT. DO NOT FORCE IT. The main front cover has two clips at the top that can be a pain in the rear, but hinging and wiggling it should pop off. Try not to break the plastic or bend the casing where the cover clips in. Slip the digital control sideways through the hole it sits on top of when you pull the cover off. Be careful throughout with this control you do not want to mess it up, yank on it or get it wet. In fact you do not want to get any wiring on the left hand side of the unit wet, so be careful. Also do not bang up the metal radiator on the front or back of the unit. Those fins are important. Now you have to remove the metal cover from the sides and top of the unit. It is in one piece. There are 3-4 screws on each side that run along the base (I think there is an extra screw on the left side too don't miss it) and two on the back. The metal cover should pop off upward nice and easy. Be careful not to break any Styrofoam, tubing, wires etc. Now you may be looking at the unit and thinks how the heck am I going to find the clog (just as I did). Get a flashlight and go to the right hand side of the unit and peer into the dead center of the unit and you will see a little V trough at the base/back of the Styrofoam. The trough is basically in the center (looking from above) of the square that is the unit. This trough is where the water drains from the front coils and their Styrofoam base. It is most likely clogged with muck. Get a hose or pot with a handle and flush the area with hot faucet water over and over again. The area that you uncovered can be well sprayed or flushed as it is the end that is rained on and exposed to the outside wit the metal cover. Make sure you flush that V trough and the entire back end of the unit. You can also flush out the front coils, BUT DO NOT get the digital control or the wires wet on the left side of the AC unit. Make sure you flush out all the junk in the back. Algae, leaves and dirt will re-clog the drain. If you can stick a hose in the V trough all the better, but make sure you do it right the first time or all of this is for nothing and your unit will be dripping again. If you can flush water in the front coils and watch the water drip out the hole in the bottom of the AC (unit must be flat and at an angle), all the better. Now put the metal cover back on and tighten the screws. Feed the digital control through and put the front cover back on top clips first. Tighten its screws on both the cover then the controller. Pop the filter in then the filter cover and plug the unit back in. Press the power button and cross your fingers hopefully you cleaned out all the gunk with the hot water. And the water runs out the drain now.



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