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Portable a/c leaking

Help--Unit leaking from bottom near drain plug. Have connected drain hose but still leaks.

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    burzerko May 11, 2010

    Have you checked to see if there is a hole causing a leak or possibly the drain nipple may have broke around the pan weld.

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Check to see if the fitting is cracked at the enterance to the condensate drain pan. Also check to see if it is level the correct pitch to drain is 1/4" per foot.

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