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Bought Kenmore window AC #70121 12,000btu yesterdat for our garage. Works fine but was no drainage hole for water which was collecting rapidly. Did drill drain hole. Is this a problem?

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The drain hole from the front to the back is plugged or the unit needs to be tilted more toward the outside.

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The outer drain hole is the only one that needed to be cleared. But, keep and eye on it, as there may be some floating debris in the drip pan. You said the unit is angled enough at the rear. So, I'm assume you have at least 1/4" to 1/2" downward tilt at the rear of the unit. If that's the case, for now, that's about all you can do. Unless you have a Wet/Dry Shop Vac. In which case you could **** the water out of the drip pan after removing the front panel of the unit. If you attempt this, be sure the Master ON/OFF switch on the unit is OFF and the unit is unplugged.

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