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Window air conditioner..

I just bought it and i noticed water in bottom of unit is this normal or should i be taking it back?

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If the water is in the back its very normal that is humidity that the unit ir removing from your house if its in the front the tilt your ac back so it will drain to the back but water is normal

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It is normal there is a small hole for the water to escape just make sure that when you mounted it you tilted it down a small amount at the back so it can drip out

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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