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GE Zoneline PTAC Leaking

My a/c is dripping water out the front... I pulled it out from the wall and it looks like the drain pan towards the outside is completely dry and all the water is pooling under the front of the unit and then dripping out onto the floor. Can anyone tell me if this sounds like it is the problem and if so, how do I fix it? I can see what looks like a little passage for the water in the styrofoam towards the left side and I guess it might be blocked? If so, how do I get to it to clean it out or do I have to call someone?

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Julie

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  • julie08168 Aug 06, 2008

    Thanks so much for your response. It's actually been installed for about 5 years with no problem till now. I pulled it out again, farther this time and was able to get some gunk out of the passageway between the two pans and so far no more dripping... I'm not sure how long it would take the water to fill back up but I'm hopeful!

    thanks again!
    Julie


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Hi Julie,
Is this a newly installed unit? The problem sounds like the sleeve is improperly installed. The sleeve should slope approximately 1/4 inch downward from inside to outside. This way the water will run to the back of the pan where it will be picked up by the slinger fan, or drain to the outside. Most likely this is the cause, not the styrofoam pan. If you need further info, you can contact me at greg.mcnary(at)airdistributors.com (replace (at) with @) and I can get you detailed installation instructions.

Greg McNary
Air Distributors Company, Inc.
Distributors of GE Zoneline PTAC Units and
McQuay PTAC Units

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