Frigidaire told me in an e-mail that there is a single motor, "with two shafts and water droplets hit the fan blades and are then sprayed on the condenser coils to cool them". This is by design, I guess.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.
An expert who has answered 200 questions.
Re: FAC124P1A1 window unit
It is probably freezing up and then thawing. Try cleaning the filters and running it at a higher temperature for a while. If it goes away then you are finished. If it does not go away you may need to bring it to a service center to have the refrigerant levels checked.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
The water and noise you hear is from the fan blades hitting backed up water in the drip pan. This occurs when the drain hole near the rear of the drain pan is clogged and/or the rear of the unit does not have enough downward tilt. Which allows the water to flow freely to the drain hole. The general rule of thumb for downward tilt is 1/4" to 1/2". Correcting these to things should solve the problem. Be sure to turn the unit OFF & Unplug it, before attempting remedial service work on the unit.
Hope this helps you and thanks for choosing FixYa.
Marvin, it could be water dripping into the drain pan under the unit or the metal of the outer shell is cooling off (metal stress). Also, is the drain pan is full the fan blades may be hitting the water, In which case the rear of the unit needs to be tilted down 1/4" to 1/2". So, the water will flow to the rear of the pan and out the drain hole.These sounds are normal and will do no harm. If you want to test this theory, turn the unit OFF & unplug it. If you still hear the ticking sound, it's one of the above.
This is normal, the noise you here is most likely ice build up on the condenser coils. when the outside temperature is under around 15c ice will build up on the condenser coils it then falls and hits the fan blades. this will also happen if the unit has been running for a while. there is no need to spay water into the unit as this can cause damage to the electrical components.
you may hear water splashing that is because it is coming off of the condenser the part that is outside the water runs off the condenser and is forced out by the fan for as the noise could be something in or on the inside fan blade or outside fan blade as long as the water is not coming inside your house and you have enough slope on the unit you should be ok
Make sure the window unit is evenly placed inside the window frame.Just a slight twisting of the housing will cause the fan blade to scrape the housing. Make sure that the fan blade has no come loose from the fan motor shaft if that does not solve the problem. Also make sure the window unit tilts slightly downward so that any water from the condensate produced inside the home on the condenser coil can drain down the slope to the outsidelike the way explained. I have also seen units that were positioned correctly but the drain trough is blocked and will not allow the water to drain outside the house. Let Me Know, Thanks, Sea Breeze
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 through passage ways 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 or algae 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. Since the tilt is right and it doesn't seem to be freezing, Maybe a temporary increase in tilt and a dropper of bleach at the base of the evaporator would do it. This will kill the algae and may unblock the water flow. NOTE: It may also cause stains on a carpet or floor if the bleach water drips onto it. If you want to pull it out and clean it, most units can be pulled out of the housing and sprayed with a water hose but you need to be careful not to get water in the electrical parts of the unit. They can be covered with plastic or foil. Make sure you unplug the unit before trying to remove it. You may have to remove some screws to remove it from the housing. Hope this has helped.
HELLO .. HOPEFULLY YOUR UNIT SLIDES OUT OF THE A/C HOUSING, IF IT DOES REMOVE IT. (THERE MAY BE A FEW SCREWS HOLDING IT IN PLACE USUALLY BEHIND THE FRONT GRILL)
PUT DOWN SOME OLD RUGS FIRST AND HAVE SOMEONE HELP YOU SLIDE IT OUT. GET OT THE GARDEN HOSE AND SPRAY NOZZLE.
PROP UP THE FRONT OF THE UNIT SO IT DRAINS TO THE REAR.
BOTH THE EVAPORATOR COIL AND CONDENSER COILS SHOULD BE CLEAN. YOU WILL NOT SEE DIRT ON THE OUT-SIDE OF THE COIL ... IT WILL BE ON THE INSIDE HIDDEN BY THE CONDENSER FAN BLADE.
BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO BEND THE FAN BLADE WHILE INSPECTING OR WASHING.
BE EXTREAMLY CAREFUL TO COVER THE MOTOR AND ELECTRICAL CONTROL BOX WITH PLASTIC BAGS TO ENSURE ALL ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS STAY DRY.
FACTOID: 90% OF AIR CONDITIONERS THAT "DONT COOL AS WELL ANYMORE" IS DUE TO DIRTY COILS.
THERE IS ALSO A TUBE OR CHANEL THAT DRAINS THE WATER FROM THE EVAP (FRONT) COIL TO THE BACK OF THE UNIT. THAT CONDENSATE WATER IS SUPPOSED TO ACCUMILATE IN A SNALL RESEVOIUR WHERE THE SLINGER RING ON THE OUT SIDE COIL FAN BLADE PICKS IT UP AND HELPS COOL THE HOT CONDENSER COIL. SOME OLDER UNITS MAY NOT HAVE A SLINGER RING AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE BLADE.
NOW ... MAKE SURE YOUR OUTSIDE FAN BLADE IS CLEAN. AS WELL AS THE INSIDE BLOWER FINS ON THE "SQUIREL CAGE".
NOW THAT YOUR UNIT IS CLEAN AND YOU CAN SEE CLEARLY THROUGH BOYH COILS, GO AHEAD AND OIL YOUR MOTOR.
CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR FAN MOTOR HAS "OIL CAPS" USUALLY THEY ARE AT THE TOP OF THE 2 ENDS OF THE MOTOR. IF THERE ARE CAPS REMOVE THEM AND USE A STRAIGHT WEIGHT (NON-DETERGENT OIL).
SOME WINDOW A/C'S UNDER 12,000 BTU'S ARE SEALED UNITS. IN THAT CASE YOU WILL HAVE TO REMOVE THE UNIT FROM THE WINDOW MOUNTING BRACKET. AND FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEEDURE AS LISTED ABOVE.
GOOD LUCK AND STAY DRY.
An air conditioner of this type always has standing water sitting in the base-tray of the machine as it's running. They're designed to work that way.
However, if the unit leans slightly in toward the inside of your house, then the water in the tray can be deeper than it should and/or add extra humidity to the inside air.
These units are designed to be installed so that they lean slightly to the _outside_ of the window or wall-hole where they are mounted. This way the standing water drains off to the ground outside and isn't so deep that it gets hit by the fan.
Check the mounting of this unit to make sure it leans slightly toward the outside. Also verify that any notch or drain hole on the outside end of the unit, intended to guide draining water, is not clogged with debris (which could also cause the standing water in the unit to be at too high a level).
Doing these things will make sure that the water in the base-tray of the unit won't get caught up in the fan and sprayed everywhere.
And, in case you need it, the Users Manual is available for download at this URL: -->
Hope this helps! ;)