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Thank you I Just want to say thank you for the post you have up on how to stop the water back up in the collection tray on the inside part of the air conditioner. I was about to toss my A/C out and buy a new one! The water was spraying out of the vent all over the place. Actually there was a whole story involved. I live in a condo and about a year ago (after living here for about 6 years the management board of the condo suddenly come up with the bright idea that) they had to put a support bar near the top of the A/C (where the window closes on to the A/C.. Long story.) I showed them the instructions that clearly state not to use any kind of support on the A/C as it is not needed. The A/C is in a window kit. Well the bar they installed left the AC tilted inwards. But surprisingly it worked fine for about a year and a half. Until it started to leak inside just a few days ago. So I got my self together and decided to do the job right. I managed to get the A/C to tilt back (which wasn't too hard) but when I turned it on within minuets it was spraying water out the vent. With the A/C on a back tilt!! I couldn't figure for the life of me why the water wasn't running to the back of the A/C! Like you did, I pulled and put the A/C in and out of the window multiple times as I tried to figure out what was wrong with it. I decided to give up and was pulling out my credit card getting it ready for the new A/C I was going to buy in the morning.. But... Then, I got smart. I did a search on line to see if this water stuck in the drip tray was a common problem on this model A/C. I came across your post on how to solve the problem. I did what you said.. (Forgive me for I can be a (what ever this means), "noob" at times. It took me over an hour or so to find the hole you were talking about.. (Again not your fault..) now the funny thing happens.. I find 2 other holes not knowing that these are the wrong holes.. (it's my first time what can I say.. blushes) There are two holes going from one side of the condenser coils to the other.. From left to right. (not sure if you knew about them..) I used solder gauge wire (not heated of course) as an unclogging tool. Went in on the left side and came out the other side! I wasn't expecting it to pop out the other side and it scared me when it did.. lol.. I just suddenly saw something moving off to the right and for a second I didn't realize it was the other end of the solder wire gauge. But after putting the A/C together (again) and ran it for a few minuets, it was still spraying water.. I soon realized I must have done the wrong hole. (That's funny..) So I opened the A/C (god again) And after a careful close look I finally found the right hole (that goes from the inside front of the unit to the back of the unit and to the outside!) After getting a straightened out coat hanger to clear it out.. And after putting the A/C back together (gees again!!) To my great relief the water drained out of the fan area and the A/C ran like new once again. Just for info.. It's an LG 8,000 model number LW8000ER btu window unit which I bought in 2002.. It cools beautifully (it can really freeze the room if I turn the thermostat all the way up.. I measured how cold it can make the room with an electronic thermometer.. 58 degrees!!! And that was on a day when it was around 98 degrees outside with high humidity!!) In all it's a great Air conditioner. I happen to like it a lot It would have sadden me to have to just through it in the garbage.. But now with great thanks to you I can keep it a little longer.. Thank you again.. You saved me a bundle.. Take care.. Rob..

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This is exactly why I put up the post. Most of the answers I saw were very vague. Maybe a sentence or two. After I found the solution, I just knew there would be others with this same problem who might just give up and toss out a perfectly good AC unit. And if most are like me, a new AC unit is not in the budget.

Glad it was helpful. Mine has been running like a dream since I got the issue solved. And just in time... it was 107 degrees yesterday and forecasted high for today is 108!

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  2. Step 2 Place the air unit on a firm surface. Preferably a concrete slab or a few old boards. Do not place the unit on grass or dirt.
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