Question about GE Zoneline AZ38H12DAD Split System Air Conditioner

1 Answer

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?

thanks
Julie

Posted by on

  • 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


×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 8 Answers

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

Posted on Aug 06, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Our breezeaire wks4000 is set up to automatically drain. After 2 years, we noticed there is water dripping down the side of wall. when we try and move the unit, water pours out of it.


YOU PROBABLY HAVE A CLOGGED DRAIN HOSE.
REMOVE THE COVER BY REMOVING THE SCREWS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE UNIT(FAN DECK) PULL TOWARD THE FRONT AND YOU WILL SEE BLUE INSULATION, REMOVE THE TOP PEACE AND THE SIDE PEACE OF BLUE INSULATION ON THE RIGHT, LOOK INSIDE AND THERE WILL BE A DRAIN PAN, CONECTED TO THAT DRAIN PAN IS A WHITE PLASTIC DRAIN TUBE, USE A SHOP VAC TO **** OUT ALL THE WATER, CLEAN THE DRAIN PAN AND UNCLUG THE DRAIN TUBE, I WOULD RECOMMEND A SHOP VAC TO DRAIN THE WATER OUT AND TO BLOW AIR INTO THE DRAIN TUBE TO CLEAR ANY MATERIAL CLOGGING THE DRAIN TUBE.

Aug 04, 2011 | Breezaire WKS4000 (1000 cu. ft.) Wine...

1 Answer

Leaking problem coming into the house


If your AC unit is a window or thru the wall unit, the problems lies either with a clogged drain hole in the drain pan and/or the rear outside part of the unit is not tilted down enough, It should be tilted down 1/4" to 1/2". The drain hole is on the outside part of the unit, under the drain pan. It can be hard to locate at times, as the clog blends in with the drip pan. Be persistent, look closely and you'll find it. AS pipe cleaner or something similar (No wire Coat Hangers) can be used to clear the clog.

I hope this helps you & thanks for choosing FixYa.

Jul 21, 2011 | GE Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

BTU is leaking water from the inside.


Take the cover off the inside unit and look for the drip pan under the evaporator coil. It should have either one drain in the middle of the pan or a series of smaller drains along the back of the pan. The drain(s) is probably clogged up and causing the pan to overflow into your home. Also check the drain line on the outside wall where the refrigerant lines come through the wall for a blockage.

Jun 14, 2011 | Sanyo 09KHS51 Ductless Mini Split Air...

1 Answer

Water is leaking out the front, even though the unit is slanted towards the back


mcdevito75 Here You"ll have to make sure the rear drain hole/s are not clogged.

Sep 01, 2010 | GE Zoneline AZ25E12D3B Air Conditioner

1 Answer

We have a window unit model ash08fas1 and it is leaking water into the window to our carpet. Does this model come with a drip pan or plug that needs to be moved? And how do we access it?


Look at your unit from outside the house. The back of the air conditioner should be slightly lower than the front. If it is level or the front of the air conditioner is lower it will drip into the house. Some window units have a drain for the water outside and some don't. Look for a hole in the bottom of the unit outside and if you find one make sure it is not plugged. Also dirty coils can cause a frost buildup on the inside of the unit. This will drip also. If this is the case you should see the ice buildup by removing the front cover or removing the front filter.

Jul 04, 2010 | GE ASL05LA Air Conditioner

1 Answer

TCL model tac 24chs/k air conditioner is leaking from the


You will want to remove the panel in front of the air handler, usually a few 5/16 screws.
Once open then with a flashlight look down inside where the water collects in the condensate drain pan.
Verify that the pan is not full of water or algae build up.
If it is, then attach a wet vac to your drain outside and while it is pulling on the drain line spray some water inside till it is fully clean.
If it is not full of water then check the pvc pipes that are attached to the drain pan, they may have came loose and may need to be teflon taped and reconnected to the pan. Also verify there are no cracks in the pan.
Lastly inspect the bottom of the evaporator coil (Not the top) pull out the filter and make sure the coil is clean or water could drip down past the pan into your dwelling. Make sure as well that the insulation on your panel that covers the unit is intact and not worn away.

Good Luck!

Nov 14, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

I have a zoneline ptac unit. The water keeps


They used to use a black rubber hose to run from the front to the back of the unit on the very bottom of the unit. You may also look for a styrofoam chute . Make sure the unit is sloped to the rear slightly.

Aug 18, 2009 | General Electric Zoneline® Deluxe Series...

1 Answer

Ptec allways draines water back in to room pisspoor design


This is most likely due to the installation. The unit should have at least 1/4 inch slope towards the outside to provide for proper drainage. If it is sloped towards the inside, that's where the water will go. To check, take the unit out of the sleeve and place a level on the inside bottom of the sleeve, and check the slope. If its flat or sloping towards the inside, the sleeve will need to be removed and re-installed.

PTAC Dude
GE Zoneline Specialist

Oct 29, 2008 | GE Zoneline AZ55H07D Air Conditioner

1 Answer

Zoneline Airconditioning - Winterizing and drain line


Yes this will recycle the room and can be cover outside if it is not a heat pump and will use elec heat strips to heat. As long as it is tilled toward the back the water will run out the back without a drain kit there should also be a drain hole in the bottom.

Oct 06, 2008 | GE Heating & Cooling

3 Answers

Water is filling up in drain pain


My suggestion is to NOT pull the plug on the drain that should be covered with a sign that says...do not remove plug. Water is supposed to be kept in the pan. The interior wheel then helps the water keep the condenser cool....Ron

Sep 22, 2007 | Amana PTH123B25AJ Heat Pump Air...

Not finding what you are looking for?
GE Zoneline AZ38H12DAD Split System Air Conditioner Logo

1,727 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE Heating & Cooling Experts

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

40754 Answers

Todd B

Level 3 Expert

571 Answers

Tom Chichester

Level 3 Expert

29754 Answers

Are you a GE Heating and Cooling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...