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SOLEUS LX140 UNIT DOESN'T EVAPORATE THE CONDENSATION AND LEAKS ONTO FLOOR

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  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    Soleusair LX-140 leaking water emergency Tank Full but unit does not shut down

  • Anonymous Aug 22, 2008

    Soleusair LX-140 leaking water on the floor. Emergency Tank Full but unit does not shut down. How do I check to see if water is leaking before it gets to the tank

  • acwoodworkin Aug 30, 2008

    Water condenses on the outside of my LX140 portable A/C. I have it draining to the outside already. I put a drain pan under it to collect the condensation.

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You need to get the condensate water to drain outside the building.

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This is your condensation build up on the A/C unit. You will have to have a drain on it all of the time. Should have a drain that goes outside. The more humidity the more water run off you will have.

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Why is water leaking from unit


The drain is plugged up. This causes water to overflow out of the drain pan and on to the floor. Water comes from the evaporator coil, when it condenses water vapor out of the air to remove humidity. If the drain is not plugged up, then the air conditioner is not level. Meaning it is tilted forward or backwards enough so that the water cannot reach the drain properly and it overflows onto the floor.

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Unit is leaking water from somewhere


Upper drip pan drains clogged, water overflowing onto the floor.

Remove the rear cover of the unit and clean it thoroughly wit a vacuum. Let the unit fully defrost. Use a can of Air duster (for pc's) with the little hose on to clear the drain holes in the upper drip tray. Clean dirty evaporator fins with windex and toothbrush, flush with water. Excess condensate should now drain into the bottom tank instead of overflowing ontot he ground. Be sure to drain the bottom tank thoroughly. With the unit cleaned it should now vent condensate out the warm air duct rather than letting it build up in the unit.

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Water is draining into the house?.where is the drain?


Hello, the unit must be tilted back in the window to prevent the condensate from leaking inside. Some units will have a drain plug on the bottum, while others use the condenser fan to scoop up the condensate and splash the condenser to keep it cooler and evaporate the condensate.

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Leaking all over the floor


If it's a window unit, it needs to be tilted down on the outside a little; there may be a drain plug that you should open also. If it's a portable unit, you'll need to check the drain pan and/or drain hose. The water is condensation created by the unit doing it's job; it needs to go somewhere.

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Have a Soleus LX-140 portable air conditioner. Water was leaking out the right side of the machine. Opened the casing and found a clear hose, one end attached to the plastic tray above the condenser and...


I have an LX-100, and had the same problem, so I am guessing that the designs are similar. There should be a pump in the condensate pan at the bottom of the unit -- on mine, it was near the front, right next to the overflow float switch. There should be an outlet on top of the pump, which is where the hose needs to be attached.

It looks like the pump pushes condensate up into that plastic tray, which lets if flow over the heat exchanger, both cooling it and evaporating the water. With the hose detached, you're probably noticing degraded cooling performance and a lot more condensate in the holding tank than there should be. At least, that was the case for me. Good luck.

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Same problem with the leaking from the base of the soleus unit


There is nothing wrong with the unit, you just are in a humid area, the water is from the air.

The water is being pulled from the air, that is part of how it cools, by condensing water.

Some units have hose fittings that can be hooked up to normal garden hoses and routed outside.

You could also install something like that yourself.


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The unit has a filter for the recirculating room air, but there is no filter for the outside air loop. Adding a filter would obviously help keep the dust out, but it could also reduce the cooling efficiency of the unit.
DO NOT use one of these on a floor you care about without some sort of emergency catch tray underneath!

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