A/C leaking water

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Old 07-22-18, 09:09 AM
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A/C leaking water

Lou, sorry to bother you but there is a problem with the AC. I noticed this morning it got really hot , so went to check it, thermostat set on 72 but was reading 80 In the house. I shut off the unit and then a few minutes later heard dripping. The AC unit is leaking water from the bottom. I put pans under to catch the water but not sure what else to do. The drip is slowing but itís still going. Please advise.

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Old 07-22-18, 09:17 AM
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Sounds like a clogged/plugged drain line.
Is this a central air system or a window A/C ?
 
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Old 07-22-18, 09:17 AM
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It sounds like your condensate drain line is plugged up. You apparently have a float in your condensate tray that turns off the A/C if the water level gets too high, that's likely why your house is hot. You should see a small diameter (typically 3/4") white PVC pipe that comes out of the air handler. This is your condensate drain. You could try using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to suck out whatever is clogging the line. Do a Google search on cleaning A/C condensate line for other ideas on clearing the clog.
 
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Old 07-22-18, 09:28 AM
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PJ, yes itís a central AC unit
 
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Old 07-22-18, 09:53 AM
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Then your 3/4" PVC drain line is plugged. For specific help we'd need to see pictures of the install.
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