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If the water is backing up clean out the drain line or replace it. Code requires a trap and traps catch dirt and plug. Would be nice if they put a clean out on these but it does not always happen.

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Yes, your drip pan is overflowing, because the drain hole near the back of the unit is clogged. There are 2 ways to address this problem.

1. Look out side the house, under the unit and search carefully for the drain hole or drain tube. If it's a hole, clear it using something like a pipe leaner. It it's a tube, use 2 pipe cleaners twisted horizontally together and carefully run it up into the tubing in a push/pull motion. This will help dislodge any clogs.

2. If you're feeling really lucky, turn the unit OFF and unplug it. Straighten out a wire coat hanger leaving a little hook on one end. Remove the front cover of the AC unit and slide the coat hanger under all the mechanical parts into the drip pan. Sweep it around carefully in the drip pan. all the way to the back of the unit. Be careful not to get the little hooked end caught on anything, by keeping it flat against the drip pan. Doing this, may dislodge any clogs.

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Hope this helps you unclog the problem.

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Hello You have to cut the pipe and blow out each end,You can use a 1"rubber hose from an auto parts store & 2 hose clamps, If you can't find the end.This will allow access in the future to clean out the pipes.It will slip over 3/4" PVC pipe.They sell a PVC pipe cutter but a hacksaw blade works well.Get ready for all the water in the pan once you cut!

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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...


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DRIP PAN IS CLOGED NEED TO LOCATE TO UN CLOG


The drip pan is located at the bottom front.. Pull the bottom cover off and you will find it there..

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Hi, I have water dripping from my a/c, on the inside


The condensate drain line is probably clogged.

Find out where the pipe exits the home, and attatch a wet/dry shop vack to the end of the drain line, close it up around the pipe as much as possible and trun it on.

These typically get clogged with dust, dirt, pet hair, mold etc.
They usually clog at the elbows, P-traps and the inlet coming from the drain pan. There is an internal drain pan in the unit that catches the condensation. When the line clogs the pan overflows and you have water dripping from the unit.

There is also a small chace the pan has a hole in it, but thats fairly rare. There is also a chjance that if the unit is not level the water will overflow the pan before it can drain. (most pans are only 1 to 2 inches deep.) Make sure the unit is level or veryslightly lower toward the drain side.

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the drip pan is built into the bottom and dont come out ,,, check the drain pipe to make sure its still sticking in the pan ,,,, also check the bottom inside of your freezer, drain may be stopped up and causing water to come out front edge of door / larry

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