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Rust colored water is dripping down outside of house, and when unit is on it sounds like constant water dripping.

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Condensation dripping out of my central air unit is dripping a rust colored water that has stained my house. What is causing this?

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We recently replaced an old window unit with a westpointe a/c mwk-08 unit. The old unit was dripping water in the house but the new unit doesn't seem to be dripping any water? Could this possible be a...


If the old unit was dripping condensate into the house, it was installed incorrectly. The replacement unit may have been installed correctly so the condensate drains outside.

Oct 04, 2012 | Heating & Cooling

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Air Conditioner Drips and Stain Remedy


If you have ever had a dripping air conditioner. Whether the dripping sound was making it difficult to sleep or concentrate. Or maybe the dripping is making a mess on the side of your home. Splashing dirt or making rust stains on your siding. This is a remedy I always use.
Go outside the house and figure out where the drip is exiting the unit. Also, measure the distance from the place of the drip to the ground.
You will need a piece of rope or heavy string and some sort of super glue or a glue gun.
Make the rope or string long enough to be close to the ground but not touching the ground when measured from the point of the drip. Allowing the string or rope to touch the ground will give small pests an opportunity to climb into your AC and possibly your home. If you don't have rope or string an old shoe lace will work.
Glue the rope to the unit at the place of the drip, so that the water will soak into and follow the string QUIETLY and CLEANLY to the ground. I also like to tie a large fishing sinker on the end to keep the wind from displacing my string.
If you run the string into a bucket and if it is humid enough. It can quite easily provide enough water to supply flowers or a small garden. Enjoy.

on Feb 28, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Water is dripping inside of the house from unit. What can I do to fix this problem?


In order to fix this problem you can leave your air conditioner off when the outside temperature is below 80 degrees. If the problem persists, you can re-position the air conditioning unit in the window so that it is leaning towards the outside, thus causing the water to drip outside of your house.

Jun 30, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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Our air conditioner starts dripping water inside the unit inside the house.


water dripping is to be expected, dont worry about it. But it sounds like its not tipped to the outside enough. Also check inside under the cover, if leaves and debris get stuck in there it will change the direction of the water flow.

Mar 04, 2011 | Coleman Heating & Cooling

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I have a Weather King AC/Furnace in the attic that's dripping water into the drain pan. When we purchased our new house it came with this unit and it never dripped ater. Now, the water is dripping towards...


I assume it is dripping water when the AC is running. If you look at the attic unit, there should be a PVC pipe running from the unit - probably an insulated PVC pipe. This pipe probably goes across the attic to the edge of the house and drains outside. The drain pan may also have a drain pipe, but the one on the AC unit is the issue, and is probably plugged. Go outside and see if you can locate the AC drain pipe. See if the ground is wet below the pipe and if water is steadily dripping from the pipe (with AC running). If the pipe and ground are dry, the pipe is plugged. If you have a wet/dry vac, try connecting it to the drain pipe outside to see if you can **** the pluggage out. If you can get it clear, water should start dripping out of the pipe. This same thing happened at our house. I decided to cut the pipe in the attic, and add in a PVC isolation valve, tee, and water hose connection with plug, so I can valve out the AC unit from the pipe, remove hose connection plug, and hook up a water hose and flush the line to outside. Lowe's sells all of the PVC pipe fittings. The water pressure from the hose will always flush out the algae and crud to the outside of the house. I can also remove the plug and pour a cup of bleach down the drain pipe every couple of months to keep algae growth in check. I also cut out the trap (u-leg) from pipe in the attic and purchased a ready made trap a Lowes (the contractor who built our house had made a lousy homemade trap). I purchased a few PVC elbows and installed the trap on the drain pipe outside. By the way, our AC drain pipe comes out of our wall outside and drains near our outside unit. Our secondary drain pan drain pipe comes out outside from an eave on the side of the house. I don't know what you drain line looks like (it may have a port to add bleach, or some cleanout provisions, maybe not). If you choose to modify/improve it, then make a sketch of it, go to Lowe's and get the PVC parts you need + PVC pipe primer and cement. PVC cement dries fast. Remember, the pipe must flow downhill from you AC attic unit. You can use a regular wood saw to cut the pipe. I hope this helps you. You need to keep the drain line clear as algae will continue to grow in it. Pouring bleach in the line every month or two helps. You also need to check maybe once a month that the line is draining properly (check to see if dripping outside). You can get some serious water damage to your ceilings if the water backs up and overflows. I discovered that our drain line was plugged just in time as our drain pan drain line was also partially plugged and drain pan was about to overflow.

May 08, 2010 | Weather King 12AJA4201AH Air Conditioner

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The water that drains from the airconditioner to outsied is clogged up and not draining how can i unclogg it myself?


I can tell you a few stories of my own - I've had this problem myself and water will eventually build up and leak inside your house - you don't want it to leak on your electrical outlet ! I do not know how long you had this unit or how old is it, but these things can happen over time due to dirt, dust or other foreign objects or rust. Some AC units have fan spinning and picking up the water and spraying it on evaporators, most of it should be evaporated - only excess humidity will cause dripping - on older models water should drip outside through an opening or two at the back of the AC unit.

Make sure your AC is not level, and is tilted about 20 degrees outside, allowing the water to flow outside the AC unit.

You will need to find a way to access your AC unit from outside, locate the areas where the water drips normally, you should see openings, using an object (paper clip, pipe cleaner, etc.) try to insert it in the holes back and forth until you dislodge whatever is blocking the hole - be careful not to damage the very deliate fins at the back of your AC.

if still no water drips then take a ladder and climb up and you shuold be able to see from the inside there should be a slope or container where water accumulates before dripping out, is there ANY water there ? If you mostly see water farther away then your AC is probably not tilted enough to allow water to flow out.

If there is neither any water towards the outer edge where it drips, nor inside, farther away nor dripping inside your home, then it is probably being all evaporated or your humidity level is under control. The more your air has moisture the more water will be produced inside your AC, any excess moisture will accumulate inside your AC - if your AC manages to evaporate all of it, and no leaks inside, good for you, I wouldn't touch it.

Another tip - when you shut down your AC, do you hear swishing and unusual sounds of water ? that could mean accumulated water not being evacuated - Although it IS normal for some stagnant water to remain in your AC - do not worry about that, as long as it doesn't leak inside.

Sep 01, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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It seems it's collecting water in the tray and blowing it out through the top vent, dripping from the bottom inside the house and is making a sound constantly like the fan is hitting water as it blows.


AC units do take the humidity out of the air and water collects in the bottom. The unit should be tilted slightly downward on the outside so that the water runs outrside. Make sure the drain holes are clear. The pinging noise is common, the fan is hitting drops of water, nothing to be concerned about

Aug 19, 2009 | LG Electronic Window Air Conditioner

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Amana AP095R Portable Air Conditioner is dripping water constantly. It didn't use to do this. What's wrong here?


all air conditioners condense water .. the water is normally drained to the outside thru a hole near the outside bottom of the unit .. the unit has to be mounted so that it doesnt tilt inward .. the drain hole has to be cleaned once in a while ... if its clogged or if the unit is tilted inward then the water will drain inside the house .. less likely but possible is a cracked or damaged drip pan inside the unit ... thats a shallow pan under the condenser (cold) coil that captures the water and directs it toward the outside drain .. so check the tilt and clean the drain

Aug 17, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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Samsung ac model aw25ecb7


hi! bill,
water drip it should be outsidethe house,beside there is a spout on the basin of your ac unit and hose to drip off outside the house,all you gonna do insert a piece of wood or metal on front side of basin, in between basin and the wall,just small piece object to elevate the basin to outside wall,the water will not stored in the basin.or make a spout, drill a hole 1/4" size at the corner at the backside of basin out side your house,be carefull not to drill condenser tube or the fan blade,insert a plastic hose 3/16" and weld it by glue gun.and end of hose put it an empty bottle so that the water drip will not scattered outside your house.regards and don't forget to rate me,thank's a lot

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