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Unit is leaking in the house has been serviced mult times and the drainage tube going outside home is draining and has been recently cleaned out.

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  • Roger Jelinek Apr 10, 2011

    Can you please tell me how the drain is run? does the AC line come out of the furnace and go directly down through a 90 degree ell? Is it the Air Conditioner or Furnace drain that leaks? Please give me all you can. Roger

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If your drain is clean and it is still leaking, the water pan below the evaporator could be rusted out or depending on the installation make sure the coil box is not slanted away from the drain stub on the coil. Also check to see if the evaporator is freezing up due to low refrigerant or dirty filter.

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