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Re: There is condensation leaking badly from the front of...
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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if it's just condensation leaking out the front of the unit it could be that the unit is not level in the window. If it's tilted too far into the room it will leak condensation into the room. Try to tilt it back just a hair so that the condensation leaks out the back of the unit.
Hello, if this is a window unit make sure it is tilted back in the window about a 1/4 inch. If the unit does not have a drain then it uses the condenser fan blade to scoop up the condensate and splash the condenser to cool it and evaporate the condensate.
Hello, the unit must be tilted back in the window to prevent the condensate from leaking inside. Some units will have a drain plug on the bottum, while others use the condenser fan to scoop up the condensate and splash the condenser to keep it cooler and evaporate the condensate.
water normally condenses in the evaporator .. this runs down to a pan that drains to the outside section of the air conditioner .. there it it used to help cool the condenser and overflow runs out a drain in the back ... your unit is not draining the water properly to the back section .. that is usually caused by the air conditioner being being mounted with its top tilted toward the inside ... it should be level or slightly tilted toward outside for proper drainage ... its also possible that paper or other debree has clogged the drains inside the unit from the front section going to the back section ..
I would not be too alarmed about this. Most refrigeration systems will drip water off of the condenser coils while in use. This can most often be seen by cars that appear to "leak" only when the a/c is on. All that this "leakage"is is condensation. This is the same reason that window air conditioners need to have a slight downward tilt to the outside. This is also why they unfortunately, often freeze up.
If you're only noticing leakage while the refrigerator is running then I would bet even money that this is what's happening especially if the refrigerator is still staying cold. Most normally this condensation is caught in a drip pan which lets the water evaporate. However, during periods of extended use, especially with periods of high humidity i.e. the summer, sometimes the condensation is higher than what the drip pan can hold and you get leakage over the sides.
Unfortunately while this is a relatively minor problem about the only way you are going to eliminate this is to install a dehumidifier in your home, or simply tolerate it for a month or so during the summer. I would bet dollars to peso's that after mid august this won't be a problem.
One thing to note however, is that if you start to see that it is running constantly, or if you notice that it's not keeping cool, then it may be time to call in a service person. But for your particular problem I don't think that will be necessary.
Hi, If this is a new unit I would check the filter first and make sure it is clean. Also check and make sure it is slightly tilted to the outside. If its an older unit it probably needs cleaned. Window units naturally create water in the evaporator area. The water is suppose to drain to the back of the unit to the condensing area where the slinger ring on the condenser fan blade slings it into the condenser coil making it more efficient. There is usually a drain hole to drain excess water from the back of the unit. Any dirt in the pathway of this water or the wrong tilt will cause water to build up and drip or blow out the front. Anything touching the evaporator coil allowing water to run down the obstacle into the wrong area will cause the same thing. reduced air flow will cause the evap to freeze which could also cause a water problem.