Installation manual states "Top rail & side panels are offset to provide proper pitch to the rear of 5/16 inches...necessary for proper water use & drainage."
1) What does 5/16" translate into as an ANGLE , or when using a level ?
(Top & bottom rails are flush, side panels fit easily into window frame.)
2) Manual photos (1915 B.C. quality) show no drain point....Where does
water drain out of the unit, so I don't wake up to find a soggy outlet ?
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I understand you want to know if your Frigidaire air conditioner, model# FAC126P1, will drain if it is tilted at 5%. I also see that there is no water draining or collecting on the coils. When your air conditioner was installed, you would have wanted to make sure that the top rail and sliding panels at each side were offset to provide the proper pitch to the rear of (5/16"). This is necessary for proper condensed water utilization and drainage. If you are not using the Side Panels for any reason, this pitch to the rear must be maintained! I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
I understand your Frigidaire air conditioner, model# FAC126P1, is not draining water or collecting water near the coils. When your air conditioner was installed, you would have wanted to make sure that the top rail and sliding panels at each side were offset to provide the proper pitch to the rear of (5/16"). This is necessary for proper condensed water utilization and drainage. If you are not using the Side Panels for any reason, this pitch to the rear must be maintained! I ask that you please follow up with a comment on the post, at your convenience, to advise if further troubleshooting is needed or if your appliances status has changed successfully. Hope this is helpful.
Hello, most window units evaporate the condensate by having the fan blad sling the water on the condenser. Because the condenser is warm/hot it will evaporate. You shou.d be hearing a sloshing sound after the unit has benn running for a while, this indicates that the fan blade is picking up the water from the bottum of the ac.
the brand does not matter ,the process for instlling any window unit is the same only the sizes are different. And the power supply are different. Rule of thumb on power supply up to 12000 btu 120volt 20 amp dedicated electric circuit. over that requires 240volt circuit 30amp breaker dedicated line. As far as installation the window you chose to install the unit is MUST be within six feet of the electric outlet.Remove the casing from the main unit, I assume you have windows that you can raise up. put the leveling and side panel components on the casing, have someone help you. Place the casing in the window centered in the opening. lower the window until it is behind the top flange of the casing, screw the casing to the windo sill, lower the leveling screws until the unit is tilting toward the outside . insert the weatherstripping over the casing and lower the window as far as it will come down behind the casing flange. extend the side panels to the window casing and secure if necessary. Insert the main unit in the casing and push it all of the way in. make sure there is not any air leaks around casing or side panels. if you have done the electrical work or have had someone do the electrical work then plug the unit in, turn on the circuit breaker that is dedicated for that unit. read your startup directions and you are ready to go.
Your air conditioner will install into standard double
hung windows with actual clear opening widths of
22 to 36 inches (558mm to 914mm) (FIG. 1).
Lower sash must open sufficiently to allow a clear
vertical opening of 14 inches (356mm). Side louvers
and the rear of the air conditioner must have clear
air space to allow enough airflow through the
condenser for heat removal. The rear of the unit
must be outdoors, not inside a building or garage.
•_22" to 36" --
• -- Sill
"" .... " FIG.
This came from sears.com really is no dimensions for the unit itself just the opening that is needed for it to fit
This is most likely due to the installation. The unit should have at least 1/4 inch slope towards the outside to provide for proper drainage. If it is sloped towards the inside, that's where the water will go. To check, take the unit out of the sleeve and place a level on the inside bottom of the sleeve, and check the slope. If its flat or sloping towards the inside, the sleeve will need to be removed and re-installed.
To increase the efficiency of the air conditioner's cooling to meet US energy requirements, most manufacturers eliminated the traditional drain plug. Instead, they switched to a design that used the extracted moisture from the room to help evaporatively cool the condenser.
To do this, the traditional fan blade was replaced with a 'sling blade' which was a fan blade with a rim or ring around it. The drain plug or drain hole in the bottom of the pan was eliminated and replaced with overflow notches in the back edge. Along with a solid piece drain pan, this provided a pool of water for the edge of the sling blade to dip into and pick up water to 'sling' or spray around the compartment to create evaporative cooling. The overflow notches established the maximum depth of the water pool and are also the lowest place when installed properly.
Although this is more efficient, this has caused 2 problems: increased noise as the water is slung around and water spray from the side air vents.
Persons have drilled holes through the pan or back edge as drains. This is not recommended as it negatively effects the colling ability of the unit and could lead to a voided warranty or premature failure.
Instead, insure that there is adequate pitch with the installation and make sure the overflow notches are kept clear.
If you 'need' a drain hose, my suggestion would be to drill into drain pan's back edge or the rear potions of the sides. The hole should be at the same level as the overflow notches. Once the drain hose is installed, block/cover the overflow notches to redirect the excess water to the drain hose instead.