Window Unit AC - Interior Condensation

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Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:07 am
Location: Arkansas

Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:53 pm

One of my window unit AC units had condensation on the interior. It is very humid in Arkansas so it is not that unusual.

The little fan would clatter and it spit water into the room. Eventually it began leaking down the interior wall.

I found a siphon hose for gasoline, available at Auto Zone... one with the little pump bulb on it for about $2.00
I Pulled down the front cover and removed the filter screen then pumped out about One Quart of water.

I ran the unit and had to do it again 30 minutes later. Now it has run for Two days without any problem.
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Location: Citrus county Florida

Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:12 am

Yo Demo

Down here in Florida we mount them wall shakers at an incline so the water runs outside.

Aside from the roof leak, soft floors, rats, mice and bursted plumbing ........ how do you like it?

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Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:30 pm

Also check for plugged drains. Greg
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Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:46 pm

Yep, check slope of unit and the drain channels and holes for blockages.

You can also drill a few more drain holes in exterior half of unit to help some.

Take care and best wishes,
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