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Water in the Unit

When I turn the machine off and on, I hear there's water in the water tray. Can't find the manual though. How do I get to and empty the water tray? It can't be good to just leave that water in the tray until we remove the unit from the window in the winter.

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  • DenFraz Sep 06, 2008

    My unit is getting water in the circulation fan box when it rains. This is very dificult to remove as there is not much room to stuff a towel through the louver openings into the bottom of the fan box (louvers removed). The unit is installed at the correct angle as the condensate pan is dry. I can see the water coming through a horizontal seam in the foam fan enclosure. It looks like the offset in the upper and lower half is made backwards. If the offset in the lower half was on the top half water would not just run in. I have called for a service tech under waranty but I think it is a design flaw. This seam will have to be sealed but I do not want to put any chemicals on foam.


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Most of the AC Unit lately are not made to drain. So when you have water collecting inside the unit, the condenser and the evaporator is suppose to help dissolve the water.
When water is collecting inside the appliance like that, it is either because the ac unit is not installed correctly or you live in a high humid area.

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