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I have a Kenmore Air Conditioner Model No. 253.71123010 .The water lays inside the back of the unit under the fan blades and the blades tend to fling the water around inside the unit. Should there be a drain hole on the bottom of the unit to allow the water to drain away?

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Make sure the filter and coil behind the filter are not dirty (I am sure you did that already) as this would cause icing and excess water build up. There may be a steel or plastic plug in the bottom rear of the unit. If not, I have drilled a hole in the very rear right or left side of some to help drain the water, but you need to be sure that nothing, nothing at all is on the otherside where you drill (No wires, no tubing, no compressor, etc,) as you will damage the unit. If it is a newer unit under warranty call the manufacturer as newer units disipate the water in the exhaust air and it may be malfunctioning or it may just be extremely humid ouside and the unit is struggling to disipate the water.

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