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4 ton carrier horz ac fan coil. seems to wick water off the a coil surface and in time floods the bottom of the fan coil case. Pan good, fan speed ok drains good. the cooler the home the more condensate seems to show uo.

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Over time the AC coil collects oils from the area it cools. Get some good coil cleaner and soak the coil down. Rinse off with a small but continuous flow of water that your condensate drain will drain away. Apply a second time if necessary. Rinse very good because the cleaner will eat away at coil if you don't get it all off.

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Please CLICK HERE for some very useful info.

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