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    I have a property service business and we're seeing a lot of cracked pans on the FV4BNF006000AAAA, FV4BNB006000AAAA, and FV4BNF005000AAA models. These have been installed by several different qualified contractors in multi-million dollar home.



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Ok need a pan tool were can i find one

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

That's not the problem. It has a 1" crack in bottom of the thin plastic drain pan. I need to figure out how to seal that crack. Replacing the drain pan would be a major project, due to it's attic location and it sits in the drain pan.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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Check the drain line for possible plugged trap. Blow back through it in some way to try to clear it.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Condensation leaks out front of unit into the house.

Hi, no don't drill holes in bottom tray, to make drain, that's design, you need to keep water there, the fan usually pick up water(moisture) and add to your air inside your home, otherwise the air in your home will become to dry, dry air will create static electricity all over your home, from your carpet to your clothes, you need to level your unit horizontally, put a spirit level, and you should have a slight pitch, from front to back, good luck.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Duo Therm 1500 AC leaking water inside RV after

On your cold side air coming in, does the ductwork have any insulation on it? Also The evaporator (front part, up where your filter is ) may have a plugged drain tube, depending on year make & model. Not uncommon for some to have a cracked drain pan as well. Your best bet may be to pull plastic cover off unit, then look on side of evaporator housing & see if you notice a tube sticking out side for drainage. It may be plugged if there is one there, use a piece of coated wire or similar and try cleaning it ou, carefully, don't ram it in there and hit coils too hard.. You can remove the 5/16" head screws that hold cover over evaporator, and pull that cover forward & have a look as well.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: my condensate drain pan is cracked inside the air ...

If water was in it in the winter it could have froze.
If your pan has a heating element in it, and it didn't turn off. It could have the same effect as being in the Arizona sun. Or just old age.

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