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Think a/c drain pan is leaking or blocked. there is no water coming out of drain. how can i replace or even look into unit to see pan? have rudd achiever plus 90 unit

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The easiest thing to do is blow the drain out and see if that is the problem.

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My coleman air conditioner 7300 series is leaking water on the inside

Water in an air conditioner is generally condensation building up on the indoor coil. This happens when the temperature of the coil is below the current dew point of the atmosphere. You have possibly two issues going on.

1) the condensation drip line, which carries the water to the outside is blocked or disconnected (most likely blocked with wet dust build up etc) and can typically be cleared by using an air hose to blow the blockage clear.

2) excessive water can be an indicator that you may have a slow leak in the refrigerant system. reduced pressures will lower the temperature of the coil causing it to condense more water, more frequently. While you might enjoy the seeming better performance of the unit, if there is a leak it will eventually reach a point where the water will freeze(cutting off the air flow so no cooling) and eventually stop working altogether. Have a certified technician check your system for leaks. Remember that most rooftop units use R-22 refrigerant, not R-134a automotive refrigerant. The wrong refrigerant in the system can be very damaging to components and seals, and can cause the unit to function improperly.

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If this is a central AC, the
condensation drips off the cooling coils into a pan. From the pan, it is suppose to either go into a drain directly or into a sump, which in turn pumps it into a drain. Dirt or mold frequently plug the drain out of the pan or the drain line itself. You need to clear the drain with a wire or forced air. If there is a trap in the drain line, it may be plugged. If there is a trap and the line is not draining from the trap into a sewer, then I suggest you remove the trap, which is intended to block sewer gas from coming up the drain line. If it doesn't drain into a sewer, there is no sewer gas to block and the trap is unnecessary. The credulous building code requires the trap, regardless of whether or not the unit drains into a sewer.

If you are talking about a window unit, the problem is similar - the water is being blocked from where it is supposed to drain. With a window unit the water is usually picked up by the fan that cools the
condenser (hot coils) on the outside of the unit. The fan sprays the water on the hot coils and evaporates it so it doesn't drip out of the unit.

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My KitchenAid KTRC22KK leaks below when hooking up to water line. The leak is not at the connection, but under the refrigerator. ???

Hello, You would have to pull the unit out away from the wall and remove the rear panel down the bottom that gives you access to the compressor area. You can see if the leak is coming from either one of the water lines or if the leak is coming from the compressor drain pan. The compressor drain pan is where the water that is defrosted off the evaporator coil goes down a hole with a tube attached to it into this drain pan in which the compressor fan in the unit is supposed to evaporate the water. Try removeing the rear panel on the inside back wall of the freezer couple 1/4" screws. This will give you access to the evaporator coil. If you see any ice build up on the evaporator or under the evaporator blocking the drain then your unit would be having a defrost issue. Message me back after you check for the defrost issue and also the compressor drain pan if these are clear then you would have to diagnose if your unit had water or ice going to the door both of these water lines. I await your reply Thanks Rick
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Hi I have a Rudd Achiever 14. It is leaking water. I see the post about clearing the drain pipe. But where is the drain pipe?

find the indoor fan unit and there you will find a drain pipe or hose IF you can access the coil area then yu can wash out the drain pan.If not you can run a bit of water up againt the pipe and wash it out to clear it. also checck the filter while your at it . Hope this helps let me know .

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New whirlpool ED2GVEXVD side by side. Water leaks onto floor periodically. Water coming from door is not cold. Also, it is noisy. Any fixes

Recently, I ran into a wave of broken drain pan for the defrost water. When this occurs, the water leaks out on to the cardboard under the unit, causes the card board to warp and come in contact with the fan motor to cool the compressor. If this is so, you can either replace the pan or seal the pan with tape to prevent it from leaking. I have also notice the water valve is located above the drain pan too, if you have a leak it will over fill the pan causing the same problem. Those are the two easiest places to check first. You can remove the grill from under the doors and use a flashlight to see if water is under unit.
Lastly, is there water on the freezer floor? If so the could be a clogged drain tube in the freezer section.
I hope this points you in the correct direction..

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Every couple of days there is a puddle of water coming from unit..shut off water source and still leaked water?! HELP!

Is the hose from the freeze compartment in the drain pan? Or is the drain pan leaking? The unit is going into a defrost and that is where the water is coming from. It drains into a drain pan where it evaporates over time......Check the drain line and the drain pan. Is there ice in the bottom on the freezer maybe the drain is pluged inside and the excess is seeping out the door during defrost. Hope this helps....

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Air filter,Evaporator coil block or less speed of blower motor or drain pan blocked. Hence first service the unit frequently to avoid not only leak of water but also major problem.

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