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Window AC is Leaking Water

Mone't -- Sunday, 4 August 2002, at 2:18 p.m.

My window ac is only a year old. It started leaking water 1 week ago. It is running ok, air is cool. So what do I do. Please HELP!

Re: Window AC is Leaking Water

Dan O. -- Sunday, 4 August 2002, at 6:02 p.m.

: My window ac is only a year old. It started
: leaking water 1 week ago. It is running ok,
: air is cool. So what do I do.

Is it leaking water into the room, or just out the back?

If into the room, the air conditioner is either not tilted in the window properly (see image below) or the drain tube going from the evaporator (cooling) coil to the back of the unit is plugged.

If it is dripping out the rear, that is normal. While the rear fan blade picks up this moisture and throws it onto the hot condenser to evaporate and aid in cooling, during very humid periods too much moisture can accumulate to be eliminated this way resulting in any excess overflowing the unit's base and dripping down.

Dan O.


Re: Window AC is Leaking Water

Mone't -- Tuesday, 6 August 2002, at 2:56 p.m.

: If into the room, the air conditioner is either
: not tilted in the window properly (see image
: below) or the drain tube going from the
: evaporator (cooling) coil to the back of the
: unit is plugged.

Thank you, I had to tilt the AC.

Re: Window AC is Leaking Water

Dan O. -- Tuesday, 6 August 2002, at 4:41 p.m.

: Thank you, I had to tilt the AC.

Glad to hear you solved the problem. Thanks for the follow up.

Dan O.


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