Air conditioning unit leaks water

Our indoor airconditioning/heating unit is leaking water onto our indoor floors. We are still using air conditioning here and when the unit comes on, water drips from the unit. The unit is a Rheem and is only one year old. It is still cooling fine. any help would be appreciated/
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Is it a electric heat/AC air handler? If it is I bet the installer did not trap the condesate drain whrn it was installed. Greg
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it has a drip pan under it with a drain pipe draining somewhere, outside most likely. It is clogged or not draining like it should be for some reason.
I just went through that - grows a jelly like fungus that fills cracks and crevices and clogged the drain - I cleaned the pan out & then flushed the coils and drain line out with garden hose to get all the gunk out of it. Hardware store has little anti gunk pills to toss in the pan every month that they swear work well and costs around 10 - 15 cents per pill.

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At a year old, call the original installer....if the pan is cracked, as we see with those damn things allthe time, its covered under warranty, but not forever.
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Call the man, Aunt Bee!
Sounds like a simple clogged drain, a HVAC guy oughta be able to fix this for you.
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I went up in the attic a couple months back during heavy AC usage, To my shock there was water in the lower drain pan! I had though the AC coil drain was clogged, took the side panel off and found that the AC coil pan had completely rusted out! The unit was installed in 87. Why would aluminum not be used instead of stell to minimise rusting ?
Anyway I am planning on upgrading next year to a bigger unit as soon as addtitions are completed, need to replace some duct work also. However was not ready to have all this done just yet. Called around and everyone said they would replace the AC box/coil unit, recharge etc.
After carefully inspecting the furnace for any major rusting, holes, etc, test fired the unit and determined that all was OK.
I was not willing to fork out dough on somehting that I am planning on replacing later anyway. So after much lokking over, I figured I had enough space and bends in the lines to remove the A-Coil from the box from the side carefully and suspending the unit with wire from the rafters. I then removed the pan from the a-coil. when picked up some scrap galvanised sheet metal (I would have used aluminum if I had it, but figured just needed to get by until next year). Took all mesurements and went to cutting, bending and forming a new pan, braze welded all seams prone to leaking and welded a new drain pipe on. even painted with high heat paint. looked really good and actually fit perfect when installed onto the a-coils. carefully installed back into box.
All working just fine now, saved a lot of dough, whew! Put new batteries in the CO detector.
Hopefully it will last a little longer.
Getting quotes tomorrow just in case !

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