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Water leaking I have an edgestar 13,000 BTU Portable A/C, and just recently it started leaking water out of the front bottom, in little spurts of water, while it is on. My A/C is set on a set of plastic drawers, which is caving in a bit under the pressure, but it has been like this for months, so i can't imagine that's the problem... What can I do to resolve this issue?

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  • lola_dale Jul 23, 2008

    i have the same problem with water leaking on the floor. it worked fine for a while but now it is leaking. mind you, it is more humid so maybe that has something to do with it. the light never comes on that says it is full of water buy i have tried emptying it anyway. when i take the stopper out of the back, only a little water dribbles out but i can hear water running down inside and i find it in the compartment where the electrical plug is stored when not in use. it is level on the floor so it can't be that.

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You have to open it and clean out the water passages.

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