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Replacement My airconditioner has started to leak water into the room, and is becoming noisier. Does any one know what would be the cureent model replacement for it? Also, the manual says if it is leaking into the room to tilt it back, but it is wedged in tightly, and has also never done this before, so I suspect this may not be the problem. Again, any suggestions? I have the same problem with my CW-1006FU. Last time I called in a repair person, this time I'm about ready to try and replace the whole thing. I tried to find the drain tube, but I'm new to looking inside my AC, and I don't know exactly where to find the darned thing. If I have removed the front of the AC, where exactly is the tube? (Sorry, I tried to find a breakdown of the Panasonic AC's interior, but I couldn't find anything on-line). Also, does anyone know of any AC that could replace the Panasonic CW-1006FU? (Just in case this doesn't work?)

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Remove the front panel, & look for the drain tube that runs from the drip pan under the cold coil. It is likely blocked & may be cleared with a piece of coathanger wire. Be gentle.
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Hi, If this is a new unit I would check the filter first and make sure it is clean. Also check and make sure it is slightly tilted to the outside. If its an older unit it probably needs cleaned. Window units naturally create water in the evaporator area. The water is suppose to drain to the back of the unit to the condensing area where the slinger ring on the condenser fan blade slings it into the condenser coil making it more efficient. There is usually a drain hole to drain excess water from the back of the unit. Any dirt in the pathway of this water or the wrong tilt will cause water to build up and drip or blow out the front. Anything touching the evaporator coil allowing water to run down the obstacle into the wrong area will cause the same thing. reduced air flow will cause the evap to freeze which could also cause a water problem.
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Here is what a typical owner's manual will advise:

1) Unplug the unit and remove it from the window (beware, these are heavy!). Put it where you can work on it outdoors.

2) Remove the grille and filter and unscrew the metal case. Be careful not to damage the coil's fins.

3) Wash out the filter or replace it with a new, inexpensive filter--cut-to-size foam filter fabric is available at most appliance stores.

4) Using a vacuum with a soft brush attachment, clean the inside coil's fins.

5) Then, from the fan side, spray water back through the fins (protect the wiring and motor with plastic).

6) Clean it up with a rag, making sure all drains that allow condensed water to drip away from the unit are open. Allow it to dry thoroughly.

7) While you have the unit apart, lubricate the motor according to your owner's manual instructions.

8) Then reassemble and reinstall the unit.

If that doesn?t do it, clean the evaporator and condenser coils.
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this is a link to help you
http://www.howtorepairairconditioners.com/acrepair/index.html?gclid=CIDtroaCipQCFRRnegodalYnWA

rate it as fixya if this helps you anyway.thanks. bye.

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I've not found a repair / service manual for you to guide you.

here are the operateing instructions, may be helpful
http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/CW1005FU.PDF

you can find replacement parts for your product from this page
http://www.pasc.panasonic.com/Epartr/PartsList.asp

Well, I've found everything else but the instructions for how to repair it. Doesn't seem to be publicly shared, maybe you can contact panasonic for the manual.

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