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I have a water leak that seems to be coming from my furnace unit. No water lines above unit. Seeing water dripping down inside of blower area along unit's wall. What may be causing the water?

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Condensate drain is clogged. This then overflows and causes the water to run down inside the unit. Just clear out the drain. Very common problem. I've heard of companies charging up to $300 for a 5 minute job that anyone can do.

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http://waterheatertimer.org/Water-heater-leaking.html
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