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The bottom plastic panel of my EdgeStar AP 14000 HS is cracked and leaks water. It is still under parts warranty so I expect a free replacement panel to be provided by EdgeStar. Question: how do I install this panel? Will the old one lift off after I take the bottom casters off?

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  • Gene Lawson Feb 10, 2011

    A while back EdgeStar did send me a replacement pan. I'm still not happy cuz i suspect the original was cracked on arrival, I just didn't think to inspect it. Anyhow, two weeks ago I decided to do the swap-out. I took the screws off of the back panel and rotated it up and when I looked at what laid ahead, I put the panel back on and started thinking about Plan B. Your detailed description is very helpful/instructive. Even though I actually enjoy repairing things and am fairly handy with tools, I don't think I am going to attempt the replacement. Instead I am going to use an epoxy glue for plastics and hope that works. And maybe some vehicle radiator hose repair tape. I will definitely save your instructions. Thank you very much. Gene, Redmond, WA.

  • Gene Lawson Jul 02, 2013

    by any chance, do live in the Seattle, WA area? If so, I'd like to "hire" you to assist me in my pan replacement.

  • Gene Lawson Jul 02, 2013

    by any chance, do live in the Seattle, WA area? If so, I'd like to "hire" you to assist me in my pan replacement.

  • Gene Lawson Jul 05, 2013

    When the pan cracked further disabling one of the casters/rollers, I decided I had nothing to lose by trying to replace the pan myself. I followed "ErniePower"'s suggestions and after a few hours I was able to complete the task. I did mark anything/everything I could before lifting the unit off of the pan cuz I knew it would be difficult remembering where everything went when it came time to reassemble. Labeled screws so I knew which ones went where; couple different sizes. I took a lot of pictures. suggestions to those contemplating a similar replacement: to work on the unit, put it on a platform at least waist high with plenty of space surrounding the unit. I used an old door slab with sawhorses for support. Take the rollers off first; will keep the unit from moving while you are working on it. You do need another person to help with lifting the unit off of the pan and then putting it back on the new pan; very bulky and somewhat heavy. After you are done, DON'T turn it "on" rightaway especially if the unit was on its side during the repair process. Let it sit for a day or two to let the oil in the compressor settle back down to where it belongs (at least that is what I read). I still have some pictures of the unit after the housing was removed if anyone wants to view them. Good luck !

  • Gene Lawson Jul 05, 2013


    Picture of EdgeStar AP 14,000 HS with back cover off

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I just replaced this pan on my unit. I have to admit it was more of an issue than I predicted. You need to remove the screws from the back cover of the unit. Then you can swing the back cover up like a hinge until it is sitting upside down on top of the front cover. Be careful not to damage the wires connecting to the circuit board. You can then remove the circuit board. After the circuit board is removed, you can remove the screws and the front cover. (note, you will have to spread the front cover to get the tabs on the center mounting locations to pop over the frame. After the front cover is removed you will see several things mounted to the base. I removed all of the fastners including the large nuts holding the compressor down. Then with some help,from a second person I lifted the unit and pulled the base away. I had to remove the yellow ground wires from the compressor in order to remove main unit. you will notice now that there are a few pieces attached to the base. I removed each piece and reinstalled it on the new base. then I assembled the entire unit in reverse.

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