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I have a small 5000 btu window unit air conditioner made by arctic king does not have a hole for the excess water to drain.

I have a small 5000 btu window unit air conditioner made by arctic king. It does not have a hole for the excess water to drain from and I'm wondering how it is suppossed to drain. I am concerned about mold growth and build-up. I can hear water gurgling noises at night while it is running in our bedroom.

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I've repaired a lot of window units because someone has drilled a hole in the pan, to drain water, and hit the coil. Please do not drill any holes in anything! These units utilize condensate water to help reject the heat in the outdoor coil. If water is reaching the outdoor fan, it either does not have the proper "lean" or slope, or it's designed to allow water to reach the fan, and not much you can do. If it is designed to allow water to cool the outdoor coil, and you were to drain that water so that no condensate water cools the outdoor coil, this will allow the unit to operate with an excessive outdoor coil temp, and shorten the life of the compressor, or cause the unit to operate poorly/warm supply air temp. Try to give it just a little more "lean". Hope this helps!

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The coil and pan need a good cleaning.

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SOURCE: I purchased two Artic King 10,000 BTU Air Conditioners. The base of the units on the exterior of the building build up with water up to about 1 deep when it rains or running. Why is there no drain?

If you look inside the exterior part you should see a copper tube(part of the refrigeration tubing) that rests horizontally under this water. The water cools the freon inside that copper tube. That's why some models don't have a drain there.

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Arctic king window air conditioner. Purchased a 5000 btu unit. Installed it and been running several days. I see no water dripping from back of unit. Is this ok.

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I have a 6000 btu window unit. I was wanting to know how the unit drains the water. where does the water come out of the unit at? I could not find a drain hole.

No drain holes on most units that size

The water gets from the front evaporator thru
a small hole you can not see

Then it finds it's way to the outside or back on the
bottom metal pan

It is evaporated by the condensor fan

It may drain out over the rear pan lip, if
it gets alot, but no drain hole is necessary

You can angle the unit down at the outside or
rear & you can drill a small hole, but it uses the water
to cool the condenser
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What can you do to stop the 5000 BTU window air conditioner from leaking water into the house, when it should be emptying outside?

Two things can cause ths problem.

1. The back of the unit needs to be tilted down 1/4" to 1/2". This allows the water in the drain pan to flow to the rear of the unit, where the drain hole is.

2. The drain hole or tube in the drain pan, near the rear of the unit is clogged. Looking for it can be a challenge, because sometimes the clog blends in with the hole. Be persistent in looking for it. You can use a pipe cleaner or an appropriately sized Zip Tie to clear the clog.

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