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We also have a unit that will not drain out the back, but pools in the front compartment instead. It builds up until the fan sprays it into the room, and drips into the living room floor. It doesn't seem to be getting to the back where it is supposed to drain at all, and yes, it its slanting. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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The reason is probaly an easy fix the water flow sometimes builds up scum from bacteria and dust buy a 12 oz bottle of rubbing alcohol take out the reusable filter so that you see the coil behind below the coil is a small pooling tray that water empties into from the coils when its operating.pour the entire contents of bottle into that collection tray that will dissolve the scum and kill the bacterial build up that can block the drain tube also try removing a blockage in drain tube with a pipe cleaner or a scredriver but be careful you dont damage the coils with it so try to use something bendable that won,t cause damage..

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