My Samsun air conditioner AW70ECB7 is great. But lately during this hot weather there's been water leakage out the bottom front causing a puddle of water. I put it on 75 instead of 64 and it worked for awhile, but it's just a fan type of air. Is there a drain hole on the outside? I couldn't find one or even see into the air conditioner from either front or the back. Thanks much, Donna
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Re: condensation causing water collection
Make sure the unit is level and not tilted forwards.Tilt back if anything.
There should be a drain hole at the back, but it may be clogged, or there may be an obstruction causing the water to build up.
In times of high humidity, water will condense on the cooling coils, and drip off. This is usually carted away by means of a tray flowing to an outside pipe.
One design uses a flinger to catch any water and throw it onto the evaporator coils - thus improving efficiency, but if there is anything touching the coils, like a feather etc, it will flow down that and leak.
Tip it back as the first action, then investigate if it doesn't drain.
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Look at the drain tube that goes between the evaporator side into the condenser side for obstructions if water puddles up on the bottom of the unit. Make sure the inlet air filter isn't plugged up too.
Most likely the problem is an intermittent vacuum problem or sticking air blend door between the outside air and interior. Check all you vacuum lines for leaks and check the hot water control valve on the water line that runs from the engine to the firewall.
Water leakages out the front are usually attributed to poor drainage. IE , the wall unit is not sloping slightly to the rear, or in the case of a split system, the drain hose is not directed down and away from inside. I would suggets checking the filters first. If the filters are blocked, and the cooling is set really low, its possible for the coil to start freezing and thus, leak water out the front. If the filters are clean and the coil is still freezing, you may have a gas shortage . Eventually when the gas runs out, the water leak will stop and the unit wont cool at all. If the system is working properly, on cooling mode, there should be cold air inside and the unit should be blowing hot air outside. If on heating mode, the reverse happens...
dirty filters in the indoor unit.As the ambient temperature rises the unit will work harder and longer,its fine when its just a normal day because the evaporator coil wont have time to ice up as the compressor will cycle off before the coil freezes totally,but during extreme ambient temperatures the coil will ice up as the compressor will continue running to reach set-point causing the coil to ice up
It is normal for window air conditioners to have a puddle inside them during operation, actually they are designed so the evaporator fan wicks up the excess water onto the hot evaporator coils, keeping the unit cool, if it bothers you some, you can possibly adjust the outside brackets so it slants downward some or if your mechanically inclined , drill a small hole so that the water can drip outside, use caution though if drilling, be extremy careful what your doing- and make sure your not going to hit anything on the inside, you can see through the side maybe, hope that helps
Hi, You will need to remove the rear panel in the freezer and then remove the ice build up in the drain pan. The drain hole will have ice down in it.Make sure all the ice is gone and then flush the drain hole out with hot water (a basting serenge works great) This should take care of your water problem. If I can assist you further, please let me know and please rate me response so that other as well as my self will know how I am doing.
Take the recess cup out and seal the area around it right where the front stainless steel panel meets the recess (right at the front of the recess) with clear silicone to prevent water from getting inside the door, then running out of the plastic frame area around the dispenser and running down the freezer door or out the bottom of the door. After the silicone has set, replace drip cup.
The likely reasons for a leaking AC are...
1) Improperly installed. A window air conditioner must be slightly lower at the rear than the front. This allows the water being removed from the room to drain to the back of the machine. A difference of one inch is sufficient. This is always the first thing to check. Many are improperly installed in the haste to get relief from the heat. If installed too low at front the water will flow into the room rather than outside. If installed too low at rear, water can roll out front edges before has chance to exit towards rear drain.
Icing up. Water being de-humidified can turn to ice if there are problems with the cooling system. There are many reasons for an air conditioner to produce ice. Remove front grille while machine is operating. If ice is present on the cooling coil you will probably need service. For more information see our other article:Why window Air Conditioners Ice up.
Air leakage around air conditioner. If warm air is able to enter around the air conditioner it will encounter cooler, dryer air. When they meet condensation will occur. If water leaking from front of air conditioner inspect to see if dripping from body of machine, or water droplets clinging to front area. To test, operate machine for 30 minutes and then use flashlight to check under front edge of base. Small water droplets here indicate an air leakage problem. Add foam insulation to stop warm air from infiltrating.
Drain hole blocked. Rear of air conditioner base has a drain hole or groove to allow water to escape. If becomes blocked water can back up. To test, operate machine for 30 minutes and then inspect if draining properly. If appears blocked use a small piece of wood to open drain hole at rear of metal base. CAUTION: Never be tempted to drill holes into the air conditioner body to relieve water pooling. Severe damage can result.
Internal drains blocked. There are small passageways that allow water to drain from front of air conditioner to the rear. If they become blocked water will pool at front of machine and overflow onto floor. If this happens the air conditioner will require removal from window and servicing.
Outside temperature too cold. This occurs at end of cooling season. If outside temperatures drops below 60 degrees Fahrenheit at night the cooling coil may ice up. If no leakage at bedtime but water in front of machine in morning, suspect this problem. If this problem suspected turn off machine before bedtime and restart as day warms. Alternately, operate machine at night with selector switch in ‘fan only’ position. This will circulate room air during night but not allow cooling.
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