My husband pushed the rubber cap (that is supposed to keep water from dripping out) inside of the air conditioner by accident. There's now a rubber smell coming from the air conditioner. Any easy solution?
The company I work for has been servicing Samsung brand air conditioners for years. I myself am somewhat of the expert. We're called ABS Air Conditioning. I've got a pretty good idea as to what could be the problem but if possible I'd like to ask you a few more questions. Give me a call at our business and I'd be happy to help you even more. We're located in Clearwater, Florida and my number is 727-608-1251
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While cooling, water is supposed to drip off the evaporator coil and flow out the unit. That's a feature of air conditioning. You get a little bit of control of where the water drips to by installing tubing to conduct the water wherever you like, unless the outlet port is plugged up. Poke a toothpick up it and see if that unclogs it.
I assume inside the air handler closet, underneath the unit, or wherever unit is located. Sounds like condensate line is stopped up. You need to blow out with compressed air. You must make sure that you block air from exiting from open end of line. I use a plastic shopping sack. May have to remove cover to evaporator and insert hose in condensate drain connection in drain pan. Stuff the bag in around hose and opening to seal and blast air into line. Be sure that if there is a "T" fitting with riser and cap on the end, that it is secure, otherwise you may get a shower. You also may use the riser with the cap remove to blow out. insert hose past opening leading back to evaporator drain push bag down past opening leading back to evap drain, then seal around inserted hose and blast. The riser with the cap is where you would pour some bleach every couple of months to keep line clear.
P2 means the water collection tank is full and needs to be drained. You have to pull the drain plug at the bottom of the unit and drain the water. Drain the water (small amount actually) in the shower. Note: There is a cap towards the bottom of the unit that you will need to unscrew, then pull out the rubber plug. Fired up the unit after the water drain ... it worked fine.
It's suppose to drip water, just tilt the AC a little downward on the outside, so that it drips outside. The water is condensation that's being removed from you room's air... it's called dehumidification... it's a good think for the Summer.
Hello, make sure the unit is tilted toward the outside a bit, if it is level the condensate will collect in the front and start dripping inside the house. Also, if the unit has a drain make sure it is clean so the water can drain out properly.
Normally, an Air Conditioner removes water from the air and that water condenses on the coils of the inside section that does the cooling. The water condenses on the cooling coils just like moisture condenses on the outside of a glass of ice water. This excess water drains out of the cooling section through a "drip tube" and is supposed to drain outside of the house, or a drainage system. Your "drip tube" has either not been installed (if it is a brand new installation), has separated and water is now dripping into the house instead of outside of it. Or it is clogged. This happens when algae builds up inside the "drip pan". If that is the case, you can purchase "algaecide" tablets which kill the algae that is clogging the drip pan and preventing water from draining out through the drip tube. These tablets can be found in many hardware stores, refrigeration supply companies, or even Walmart. You can put a tablet inside the pan. (You will have to remove the cover of the unit). You can often use a little bit of Bleach and that will act as an algaecide. Hope this helps, Best, Mark
mcdevito75 here, The portion of the a/c unit that goes outside the window is the evaporator and suppose to leak water, check the drain hole in the unit floor on the outside portion of the unit, reach this drain hole thru another window or have your local a/c repair shop look at it, they come to the house.