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Goodman ac/heater drain pan leaking since instillation 3 years

Goodman AEPF426016CA installed 3 years ago. drain pan overflows NOT CLOGGED safeT switch does not turn off unit temp in house gradually above set level drain pipe at pan tied with metal strap in attempt to increase drainage serviced every 6 mons same c/o alot of water damage in garage since unit doesn't turn off. UNIT SITS ON PRE-EXISTING WOOD BASE OF OLD UNIT DESIGN ROTTING and bottom of water heater next to unit on floor rusting. drain pan replaced once but leak restarted( no crack in drain pan)

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Sounds like the unit needs to be elevated and leveled.

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Yes, just count how many pins per inch and replace with the same number of pins per inch.

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Sounds like you may have freezing coil. Clean your filters and the inside of your coils. Also blow out the drain (just in case). Many people pour a cup of bleach in the drain pain once a month to keep the slime from growing.

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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Hi,
It seems as though you have an unrelated water leak....
Often the water supplies are copper tubing....
Copper tubing and concrete do not get along well...
but hey it lasts till the warranty is up....
and they can't see it from their house...

heatman101

Posted on Jan 16, 2011

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B. SECONDLY, locate the WHITE PVC "P-TRAP" inside your house. It is normally located within a couple to three feet of your indoor air handing (blower) unit.

C. THIRDLY, very gently lift the entire WHITE PVC drain line up in the air as high as you can without breaking it, and slam it down onto the rafters or attic floor or garage floor. You are attempting to dislodge the CLOG within the drain pipe WITHOUT having to actually CUT the PVC and without damaging or breaking the WHITE PVC. Depending on how old the system is, it may or may not be brittle; and it may not take much to damage or break the PVC, which will cause leaks. So, be very careful at this point.


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