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There is water leaking from the front of the unit and also sometimes it is coming out of the vent when the ac is running. how can i fix this problem? the unit is a friedrich sm18j30r it is thru the wall , it has been fine for the last 5 yrs, it started to leak recently.

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  • shock68 Jul 14, 2010

    thank you for the help it was exactly right

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Make sure it is leaning just slightly to the rear and that the drain paths are clear. The water you are seeing is condensation from the cooling. You can also reduce this some by making sure you clean the filter every other day or weekly instead of monthly. The water should be draining out of the back of the AC on the outside.

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  • shock68 Jul 12, 2010

    do i have to remove the unit from the sleeve to clean the drain paths?

  • James Young Jul 12, 2010

    That will depends on what kind of access you have to the rear of the unit. Sometimes you can clean the paths with a garden hose and a sprayer attachment and spraying the trash out of the unit. Sometimes you have to remove them from the sleeve. You have to kind of play that by ear and adjust to what you see when you start cleaning them. sometimes it helps to go ahead and remove the front plastic panel on the unit so you can clean the coils out while your doing it. This can be done easily with a Dog Flea Brush with all the very thin wires in it. The biggest thing is make sure it tilts just slightly to the rear.

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