If ya love the sound of water hitting the fan,and the conitous sound of dripping, this is the model to buy. I dont know how its suppose to drain, out the back i guess. Dont matter what angle you put the thing on..it holds water. Drain hose? nope. Take it out and manually drain it every day. ( or hour if you are so inclined, no pun intended.) Im tempted to drill a hole in it to get water to drain. ( Never buy this model, spend the extra cash on a different brand.
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Re: Water dosent drain
Well lets work with it becouse that the one you have..first let me tell you dont make that hole becouse the water that remaing in the tray is use to cool down the condenser and beleve me its a good idea..its not supouse to condese more water thant he can evaporate..but try to screw a littel bit more the two screw in the back of the cabinet to down the cabinet 10 degrees more to see if that help you...good luck
THIS IS MY SECOND SEASON WITH THIS UNIT.I FIRST DRILLED TWO HOLESONE ON EACH SIDE BY THE CONDENSOR THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE THE CURE. PUT IT BACK IN THE WINDOW STILL NOT DRAINING. TOOK IT ALL APART FACING THE UNIT ON THE LEFT I PUNCHED A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER OF THE STROFOAM. I RAN ALL LAST NIGHT NO MORE WATER. HOPE THIS HELPS. I WONDER IF I CAN GET A JOB WITH HAIER IN THERE QUALITY CONTROL DEPARTMENT
Contrary to the counsel against drilling drainage holes, I did exactly that and the unit works wonderfully. Every now and then the water that drips from the top of the unit falls into the fan, but the problem is generally fixed. A normal angle, two very small drainage holes in the lowest part of the bottom of the outdoor part of the unit, and viola, problem solved. I know of another man who has a similar unit with the same problem who added a small pump system to drain the water, and it works beautifully. All in all the AC unit is good if you can resort to unconventional means of fixing small problems.
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Window unit A/C units must be mounted level side-to-side and slightly tilted down to the outside coil The condensation (water) that forms on the cooling coil drips from the coil and collects in a metal tray. The slight tilt of the case allows the water to drain toward the condenser coil and fan. The outside fan blade tip is positioned very close to the condensation water catch pan and the water is picked up by the rotating fan blade and thrown onto the condenser coil where it evaporates and accomplishes two things. This keeps water from dripping on the ground and lowers the head pressure of the system to improve the efficiency of the unit.
What you are hearing is a water buildup in the drip pan under the unit. This is caused by a clogged drain hole and/or not enough downward tilt on the rear of the unit. The rule of thumb is 1/4" to 1/2' rear downward tilt. This allows the water to flow to the rear of the drip pan and out thru the drain hole. The spitting ice, is from the fan blades hitting the water in the drip pan. Turn the unit OFF & unplug it. Then check and adjust if necessary, the things I mentioned above. Aslo, be sure that the air intake filter remains clean.
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The water and noise you hear is from the fan blades hitting backed up water in the drip pan. This occurs when the drain hole near the rear of the drain pan is clogged and/or the rear of the unit does not have enough downward tilt. Which allows the water to flow freely to the drain hole. The general rule of thumb for downward tilt is 1/4" to 1/2". Correcting these to things should solve the problem. Be sure to turn the unit OFF & Unplug it, before attempting remedial service work on the unit.
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Your evaporator coils frost up in normal use
and every eight hours or so the entire unit shuts down and the defrost heater
comes on to melt the frost. This cycle last about 20 minutes. The melted frost
drips into a drain pan and through a drain tube to the drain tray under the
freezer/refrigerator where it's evaporated by the condenser fan. This is the only source of water if nothing else is connected. Are you seeing and water anywhere.
AC units do take the humidity out of the air and water collects in the bottom. The unit should be tilted slightly downward on the outside so that the water runs outrside. Make sure the drain holes are clear. The pinging noise is common, the fan is hitting drops of water, nothing to be concerned about
What you observed is the automatic defrost system at work. There is a heater coil (the red hot tube you saw) that comes on at various times to melt frost off of the evaporator coil. This cycle generally lasts 25-35 minutes and then the refrig will start back up and resume its normal cycle.
The water that melted off the coils drips into a drain pan under the unit and will evaporate from the heat and air movement from the compressor. Everything you expereinced is normal and nothing to worry about. thanks Peyton...