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Water in the drip pan- what is causing it?

I have a Carrier central ac unit and the drip pan has water in it. The unit is about 5 years old. what could be causing the water?

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I assume you are talking about the indoor unit. One function of the a/c system is to dehumidify the air. Condensation forms on the cooling coil and runs to the drip pan. There should be a drain line on the drip pan that drains the pan outside. These sometimes become clogged causing the water level in the pan to rise. Try some mild drain cleaner to open the line. Hope this helps. Let me know what you find.

Posted on May 22, 2010

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