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Water is leaking from the ac vent in the inside of our rv. We took the cover off and it looks like water is leaking from some kind of hole in a silver box. How do you fix this?

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Water is NORMAL in the process of A/C, works like glass of icewater, water vapor condenses when chilled...This condenced water should be drained outside, usually by a black drain hose. you cannot block the water or the system will fail, smell bad, and damage the evaporator (similar in function to a heater core, but for AC).

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