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My Central AC Unit is leak

My Central AC Unit, Inside, is leaking all over the carpet. I live in Houston and the humidity just kicked in and that is when it started. I am sure that is what is causing it but I do not know how to fix it. Do you have any suggestions or advice?
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There is a drain system on all A/C system cooling coils. Your drain is restricted or plugged. Finding the outlet you can blow back through it to dislodge an obstruction. Alternative is to replace the drain tubing or piping.

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That also means that you will need to drain the tank, at least once.

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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.

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