Interthem A/C leaking water everywhere plus runs constantly.

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Old 05-17-15, 11:07 AM
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Interthem A/C leaking water everywhere plus runs constantly.

Please help if you can, I don't have any experience with this unit. What is happening is that my unit ends up with water at the bottom, which I believe is ending up on my floor. Additionally, if I look at the pan, I can see water collecting underneath being sucked everywhere. I'm not sure what to do in this situation. I need the water to head outside through the drain pipe. I know everything is not clogged as well. The end of the drain pipe is open and is a straight shot from unit to outside.

Additionally, the unit runs for a long time. I've had to install a window unit to take some of the load off, however, it still struggles. It's not low on gas yet, but will probably happen soon as it had to be charged twice last year.
 
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Old 05-17-15, 11:31 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

If it had to be charged twice last year there appears to be a leak that should be found and fixed.

Make sure the air filter(s) are clean.

A picture or two of what you see can be helpful to us. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...rt-images.html
 
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There isn't a place to put a filter. The evaporator coil sits on top of the blower assembly.
 
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Are you telling us that the system has been running with no filter installed ?

If yes.... there is a good chance that evaporator coil is partially plugged. You need to check it from the side where the air enters which in your case sounds like the bottom.
 
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I've tried everything to get the filters to work, I had them laying on the coil but that wasn't helping. There is nothing on the exterior grille to hold a filter either.
 
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I'm uploading a few photos here. What I can tell from looking closer is that the underside of the evaporator coil has as tray as well which appears to be connected to the other side. But it doesn't drain, it just sits there.

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Just wanted to share too that I managed to pickup the evap coil after I left the unit running for a while. Water started gushing out as I tilted it slightly towards the front. This tells me the coil is no at a proper angle but I don't know how to fix that.
 
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Old 05-18-15, 06:33 PM
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If the tray is staying full of water then you have a clog in the drain line.
Your A coil looks awfully naked... do you have all the upper duct work off ?


The filter for your system should be in the return line at the bottom of the air handler to filter the air before it gets to the A coil. I drew arrows showing direction of airflow. The bottom sides of the A coil are what would be dirty from lack of filtration.

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Nope, this is in a mobile home so the air feeds down. If I'm missing something, I'd sure like to know that. On the bottom of the coil its spotless. I can't seem to find where the water would go through from that part.
 
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Ok... so a downflow setup. Where does the return air enter into that area. Is it that black hose in the back ?

It's pretty strange just seeing a coil hanging out like that.
 
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in front of that is a grille that I don't have attached. It's an Interthem Nordyne unit. I could get a model number but I don't know where to look. Interthem couldn't help me either.
 
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The black pipe you see is the fresh air intake if this was a gas unit.
 
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Ok so an update on this. I managed to get a wetvac out and vacuumed everything I could get my hands on. However, we are still getting a ton of water. I've tried to raise up the rear of the coil to force water towards the drain but that hasn't helped either. This probably won't work either but I'm going to apply some metal tape, the kind for fixing holes in ductwork, around the outside of the pan that is adjacent to the fan. I think just enough to make it sturdy but still allow air to flow and see what happens.
 
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Today I added a screen filter to the unit and then allowed it to run. Still had a bunch of water collect and pool at the bottom so now I'm out of clues on what to do.
 
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