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There is condensation leaking badly from the front of the unit.

The unit has a proper tilt. When it runs for an extended period of time, the condensation build up and dips from the front of the unit. It actually pours.

It is a Kenmore model #75801700

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I think I advised you on this earlier or something similar. You need to make sure the drain channels are clear so the water evacuates to the rear of the AC unit. The condensation is a natural result of the cooling process and can not be stopped. If there is too much condensation it is due to lack of air flow through the coils normally caused by a clogged filter or it has been run without the filter allowing pet hair and dust to clog the cooling grates. You can clean these grates with a dog/Cat flea brush that has 100's of little wires in the head. Use the brush in an up and down motion to collect and clear these grates of debris. That will increase air flow and reduce condensation.

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  • c_e_kucera Jul 13, 2010

    I have never been on here before. The cooling coils are clean. I clean them regularly. How can I check to see if the drain channels ae clear? I know AC units condensate. I am in the insulation business here in Houston. My company insulates chilled and heating water piping and AC Ducts for commercial AC systems.

    Instead of sounding so condecending, give me some practical help here.

  • c_e_kucera Jul 13, 2010

    Also, when I tilt the unit to the rear the water does not drain. The drain pain under the coils is full.

  • James Young Jul 13, 2010

    My apologies if my first response sounded condescending. The drain channels run under the coils and move water away from the coils so they don't freeze over. You can clear these with compressed air or pressurized water from a garden house. When the condensation mixes with the dust in the air it makes a slimy kind of blockage. All you can do is clear these out so the water flows back to the rear or to carefully drill separate drain holes. This seems to be a common problem with this particular model as I've answered this question several times now over the past day. With the exact same model number, all explaining the same problem. If you have water coming out the front the drain channels are clogged or there is insufficient air flow to dry the coils. The lack of air flow is most often caused by the re-usable filter not being cleared. This can also be cleared with air from an air compressor or water both being sprayed from the opposite direction the air normally flows through the filter. When I clear the channels in my Window unit it use water and a sprayer attachment and spray under the coils to the rear and make sure the rear area is clear then use air to clear the coil area and under the coils to make sure the paths are clear. I have approximately a 15 degree tilt to the rear which is more than the installation calls for but it helps evacuate the condensation.



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