We recently bought and installed our window unit about a month ago, and it has
been working just fine since we installed it. We noticed this morning that it
started blowing water out of the front vents where the cool air is blown out.
I've been reading up on reasons as to why this would be happening and have come
up with a few ideas. Either we have clogged drain holes or a clogged drain tube.
What doesn't make sense is that our unit is only about a month old and all of
the other problems have occurred with units that are over a year old. Any ideas
as to why this might be happening? Is there just not enough tilt on the unit?
Anything would be helpful.
You may not have enough tilt, but you don't need very much. It must be
very humid if tossing water out. Just be careful if you go poking
around the coil.
The water should drip into a pan and go towards the back and the
condenser fan will sling it against the coil to evaporate.
How humid is it, currently (the ACbrrr acts like a dehumidifier)?
The unit should have a slight pitch outward. This keeps water
from approaching the living space -- both in the drip pan *and*
on the top side of the unit (think of rainwater flowing down TOWARDS
your house instead of AWAY!)
What sorts of vermin do you have? A spider, leaf-cutter wasp, etc.
could have clogged the drain hole (they are usually pretty small
holes as there isn't normally much water flowing through them).
Do yourself a favor and make sure the sill, apron, casing, etc. are dry
before you consider the problem solved. You don't want to revisit
rotted woodwork down the road!
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