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You are most likely low on freon. This would cause the system to not cool. It will also cause the indoor coil to freeze up with ice, then when the ice melts, it doesn't run down the designated path and drips outside of the unit. This will require an HVAC tech to fix.

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Water does not evaporate why?


That air conditioner has a cooling coil that drips water into a formed plastic pan at the bottom that the coil sits in. The condenser sits in a pan similar to the pan previously mentioned. The pans are connected by a tube that allows the cooling coil water to find its way to the outside area under the condenser. The condenser fan outside has a ring attached to the end of the blades called a sling ring. As the fan spins it picks the water up and "slings" the water against the condenser thus getting rid of the water through evaporation and giving the air conditioner an additional 13 percent more capacity. If you drill drain holes I have seen units quit working because that additional capacity is engineered into heat rejection. Hope I helped good luck.

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I have a sharp window AC unit, model af-609x. does it have a drain hole? there is no water coming out of it, but when we take it out of the window we get soaked from water somewhere inside the unitl


All window air conditioners will remove moisture from the air if there is any. Most window air conditioners collect this moisture in the bottom pan of the air conditioner and attempt to evaporate the moisture. The evaporation process works as follows: First, the water drips down off of the cold evaporator coils on the front of the unit. Then the water collects in the bottom of the air conditioner base, the "pan." If the air conditioner is installed properly it will be tilted slightly back.

The water then collects near the back of the unit. On some units, the fan blade used to cool the rear condensing coils will have a rim on the outside of the fins of the blade. This rim, or "slinger," will come close to touching the inside of the air conditioner pan when the fan is spinning. As the water collects in the pan and reaches the depth necessary for the fan ring to touch it, the ring will lift some of the water up and the fan will blow it at the condensing coils. Because the coils are warm, they will evaporate the moisture to the outside.

While this is happening it is normal to hear water splashing and sloshing around. As long as there is no water leaking inside the room that is being cooled there is no cause for concern.

Never drill into the bottom of and air conditioning unit to "let the water out."

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I have a Goodman A/C unit model number AWUF36106BA and serial number 1010684384. It keeps shutting off on us and we have had a repair man come out and said the problem we had is the emergency shut off...


If the drip pan switch is shutting the unit down , this means you have a condensate drain issue. Be careful about wiring around any safety switch, especially if the furnace is in the attic or on a second floor. You could have water dripping on the ceiling. The drip pan switch is a safety switch. The best thing to do would be to inspect the furnace. The pan is underneath it. Look inside the pan if you can. If it is full of water, use a shop vac and vac the water out of the pan. If there is no water, you can locate the safety switch, take the two wires loose from it and just wire them together. Caution: This will be wiring around the condensate safety switch that could cause water to leak on the ceiling or floor depending where the furnace is. Don't go too long without getting someone out to clean the condensate drain out.

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Our Bryant air conditioner that we bought a year ago started leaking water yesterday but was still working. It isn't working at all today even though the thermostat says "on". Is there a way to reset it?


Hi,

These symptoms usually indicate a problem with the drain. If the drain for the evaporator is restricted it may leak, if it leaks enough it will activate a float switch that turns off the air cooling unit.

The first thing you need to do is locate the evaporator, depending on where you live and what type of home you have it will be in the basement or the attic most likely. There will be a pan under the cooling coils, if in that pan there is water then your drain for the cooling coils is plugged. Look above that pan for another drain line that is the one you need to clean out.

In the pan that has the water you will find some type of float or water switch that is keeping the A/C from coming on.

Send me a message here if you have questions.

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Water in the drip pan- what is causing it?


I assume you are talking about the indoor unit. One function of the a/c system is to dehumidify the air. Condensation forms on the cooling coil and runs to the drip pan. There should be a drain line on the drip pan that drains the pan outside. These sometimes become clogged causing the water level in the pan to rise. Try some mild drain cleaner to open the line. Hope this helps. Let me know what you find.

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Doesnt cool as well as have been told


There are allot of conditions that affect the cooling, outdoor humidity, if it is between 10 and 15% humidity, then it should work well, anything above 30% outdoor humidity, it won't work. That is just nature, but duct sizing or is it a single drop? Also if you are running it in a home, you will need to open windows to allow air to excape, or it will fill the home like a ballon and then you will have reduced air flow and no cooling.
Is the pad clean? Is the full pad wet? The water level needs to be set so that when it is turned off the water level is about 1/4" below the top of the of the pan overflow pipe.
I hope this gives you a basic idea.
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I have a split system SAP-K181AHA, SAP-K241AHA that is leaking water from unit inside house.


Air conditioners wring moisture from the surrounding air that collects in a pan under the cooling coil in the inside unit.

Chances are that the condensate drain is plugged or the drain pan is plugged. Look for a hose that exits the inside unit and runs to a drain. You can follow it back to the drain pan of the A/C unit. If there is water sitting in the pan, then either the hose or pan or both are plugged.

Turn the unit off, get a small bucket and remove the drain tube. Catch the water in the bucket. Blow through the drain line until it's clear. If the thought of doing this is too repulsive, then use an air compressor or even a manual tire pump. Now check the drain pan in the unit for debris and remove as much as possible from the pan and the drain fitting.

Both the pan and drain line should be checked at the beginning of each cooling season.

Reinstall the drain tube and see how it works!

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Make sure you have water to the unit, the water pump is on and the fan is working. No water=no cooling.

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Furnace is leaking water


This is not a lot to go on.

I assume since you called it a furnace, you have hot air heat and central air conditioning. If so, the only way a furnace/AC unit can generate water is by condensing moisture from the air. This is common to all air conditioning and removes humidity from your home. If so, this water, called condensate, must drain. The condensate is collected at the AC cooling coil that is typically located on top of a vertical upflow furnace or downstream of a horizontal furnace. If the drain is clogged, it will overflow and create a mess in and around the furnace. If this is your problem, cleaning and clearing debris may solve the issue. I suggest starting with the easiest accessable part of the drain path. You may need to open the panels enclosing the AC coil and clean the small pans at the bottom of the coil and clear openings from above that look similar to a laundry tub drain. If you get that far and find rust holes in the pan, repairs are needed. If you have an electric condensate pump that may also be the cuprit and require cleaning. Check and clear all drain lines from the coil connection to the final dicharge - sump pit or outside.

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It is normal for water to collect in the lower base of an air conditioner. See the section entitled: "There is water sloshing around inside." If water leaks out the front it is usually because the unit is tilted forward in the window frame. All air conditioners should be installed so they tilt slightly back to allow for proper removal of the condensation collected.

There is water sloshing around inside All window air conditioners will remove moisture from the air if there is any. Most window air conditioners collect this moisture in the bottom pan of the air conditioner and attempt to evaporate the moisture. The evaporation process works as follows: First, the water drips down off of the cold evaporator coils on the front of the unit. Then the water collects in the bottom of the air conditioner base, the "pan." If the air conditioner is installed properly it will be tilted slightly back.

The water then collects near the back of the unit. On some units, the fan blade used to cool the rear condensing coils will have a rim on the outside of the fins of the blade. This rim, or "slinger," will come close to touching the inside of the air conditioner pan when the fan is spinning. As the water collects in the pan and reaches the depth necessary for the fan ring to touch it, the ring will lift some of the water up and the fan will blow it at the condensing coils. Because the coils are warm, they will evaporate the moisture to the outside.

While this is happening it is normal to hear water splashing and sloshing around. As long as there is no water leaking inside the room that is being cooled there is no cause for concern.

Never drill into the bottom of and air conditioning unit to "let the water out."

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