I have a Fedders portable AC model A6PO952BCOM. The water from the drain pan needs to be released every hour.I used the AC all last summer and only had to drain it 3 times all summer. Any suggestions to fix this problem would be appreciated. Thank You
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Check the coils for dust build up. As the ac works, it condenses atmospheric moisture and drains through the coil. If dust is built up it can divert the water. Dirty refrigerators will do this as well when the drain pan gets dirty. The dust forms a barrier that allows the water to run off the edge instead of into the pan where it can evaporate.
My unit was working fine for a couple years but now it won't evaporate. It still cools fine but it also collects about 16 ounces of water every hour and then shuts itself off until I drain it. I'm wondering it the evaporative mechanism it broken some how.
I posted the answer as a comment but the problem is the drain pan is under the cold radiator which is on top and it drains over the hot radiator which in turn drains into the pan that will hold water. When the top pan gets jammed up from lent then it drains down the other side of the hot radiator and it goes all over the floor. See the comments I put on the first answer. I posted this because I too bought a brand new Automotive aluminum pan until I figured this out
The unit needs to be tilted down 1/4/" to 1/2" on the outside of the window. Also check the drain pan's drain hole, under the unit (outside the window) for clogs. Doing all of this should solve the problem.
I figured out the problem. My Amcor portable started leaking after the fill light came on for the first time in years. After doing some research I saw that it uses the water to cool some other part of the system to evaporate out the exhaust. So I took the ******* apart and messed with things. Finally I started pouring water into different trays and noticed it would not drain down from the top tray even when running. So I removed the top part and found the drain hole. Blasted that sum ***** with some compressed air and WAMMO it works again.
Air conditioners cause the moisture in the air to condense on the evaporator coil. The water that is created needs to have somewhere to drain. If the unit is in a humid environment, it will create allot of condensation. This kind of operation is not uncommon.