DOES IT HAVE AN OVERFLOW VALVE FOR CONDENSATION? IF SO, DOES THAT MEAN THE PC PIPE IN THE FRONT OF THE UNIT IS CLOGGED AND NEED TO BE REPLACED OR CLEANED... WATER IS COMING OUT A SMALL TUBE ON THE UNIT - NOT SURE IF CAUSING UNIT TO WORK HARDER
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Re: GE UNIT - AC/HEAT PUMP
Hello Cheryl, what they are talking about is a drain. As air conditioners run they collect moisture from the air on the evap(in cooling mode) or condenser ( in heat mode). This moisture will run off the part and flow into the tray. In the cooling mode, the moisture is slung onto the condenser to help cool it down, thus be more effective. I always recommend once a year remove the unit and clean all the coils and oil the fan motor. Household oil will work for this. During this cleaning find and clean out the drain. If it gets clogged that water can run back into the home. The PC pipe is sometimes attached to the unit to direct the water to a designated place. These units are common in hotels and they use the pipe to keep the water from dripping on the guest as they walk under the windows. Hope this helps.
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The tray that holds the condensed water from the evaporator
may be clogged, it may be clogged before the cleanout hole,
where the tray joins the pvc, if this is the case you may have to
power down your ac unit, there is a panel on your heater unit
that you will have to access to expose the evaporator coils and
you will see the tray where the condensation builds up and flows
thru a pvc pipe to go outside. also make sure that the pipe going
outside is at a slope so that the condensation can flow and not
clog the pipe. make sure that water can flow from the tray thru
the cleanout hole. once you correct the problem. you need to reseal all the seams with duct tape or metalic tape, you can purchase at most hardware stores, to make sure their are no ac
cool air leaks other than thru your ac vents. good luck!
HMMM thinking out aloud here ,you sure its not condensation running down from the low pressure pipe on the AC ,,,, touch it with your finger and see if tastes sweet if so its antifreeze ,and the only cause of this that i think of is the shut off valve ,so when ac is on the valve closes and its leaking ,when ac is off the valve is open and its not leaking ,stop gap measure for rest of summer is to put two brake pipe clamps on the heater hoses
clogged strainer, clogged or kinked drain hose ,clogged pump, faulity motor,faulity drain valve. all can be disassembled and cleaned except motor & valve they need to be tested if u have a valve it can be repaired
please explain a bit better about this heat pump because mine only has AC and i cant reverse the system to get heat out of the AC unit ,unless you mean something else thats only on a californian model??
The condensate drain line is clogged, causing the condensation water to overflow. You can use a shop vac to clear the line. attatch it to the outlet side of the line. also clean out the condensate drain pan located at the bottom of the indoor coil.
One thing you can check is the condensation line to see if there are wires going to it. This is the plastic pipe coming out of the indoor unit. If there is a float switch and the condesate line is clogged then it will not allow the a/c to operate. If the line is clogged you can use a WET/DRY vacuum on the end of the pipe which should be next to the outdoor unit. Hope this solves the problem. Good luck. Keep me posted please.