Hi. I've had the A/C repair people come over to my condo about 5 times
and this problem has not been resolved. They replaced the pump and pan
at least 3 times and they also did some suctioning. It still leaks from
the ceiling to my bathroom floor. Any ideas on what the problem can be
and what I can do about it?
Thanks for the reply. Is this something I can do myself? If so, is there
a link to a website where I can find out how? If it's a job for a
professional do you have any idea how much it should cost?
The first thing you need to replace is your a/c service company. Try to
replace them with one that knows what they are doing. If the first "pump
and pan" didn't solve the problem, why did they think a second and third
would. No one is going to be able to diagnose your problem without
seeing it, or at least having a lot more information. Not flamin ya, but
your post is like asking "My car won't start. I have replaced the
ignition switch 3 times. What could be the matter with it?" Does it leak
al the time it is running, or does it seem to go ok for a while, then
lets loose with a bunch of water? About all you can do yourself at this
time (and the same place a pro would start also) is to look at it when
it is leaking, pinpoint exactly where it is coming from, then you can
find out why it is coming from there. Of course there are two problems
trying to track leaks down: they won't leak when you are watching, and
the source of the leak is not always directly above where it comes
through the ceiling -- it can drip onto a board or something else and
run several feet before finally dripping down to the ceiling.If you need
more help, post more info, and you will get more replies. Good luck
Yes, it sounds like I definitely need to go with a different A/C
company. They didn't even have any ideas as to what the problem could be
after all that. It would leak after I'd been running the A/C for at
least a few hours. It was more of a slow drip all night as far as I
know. I would hear it at night because I placed a bowl under it next to
the bathtub. After the last time the guy came the dripping moved to a
different place, so that it then started dripping into the bathtub. Now
since the weather here has gotten colder I haven't turned on the A/C,
just the heater. Of course I have no trouble with the heater. I'm
tempted to let the A/C run now anyway so that I can pinpoint the source
of the leak as you say. I'm also having trouble determining who should
pay for it - me or the A/C company that was apparently contracted by the
builder (from whom I purchased the condo) to replace the pump and pan.
It's looking like it's going to be me. I guess they didn't do a full
diagnosis because just replacing the pump and pan was the only thing
they were originally paid to do.
Thanks for your response.
It depends on how easy it is to get to the duct. I'd explore the crawl
space above the bathroom ... if that is possible (might not be in a condo).
Or, is there perhaps ceiling access?
If you can get at the duct, then you can go to Lowes or somesuch and buy
some insulating wrap.
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