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There is no drain hole for water to drip outside.


When I take unit out of window, the water spills out inside the room. Can I drill a hole in bottom of unit ?

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These are designed to retain some water in the pan. This is for the slinger fan to throw water through the condensing coil. This helps the refrigerant cool and is important to the efficiency of the unit. I would certainly not recommend drilling a hole in the bottom. The hole may cause the water to roll somewhere where damage could occur. Try instead tipping the unit Backwards before bringing it in the house.

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