Central Air leaking inside - fix or call?

Old 10-04-21, 03:25 PM
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Central Air leaking inside - fix or call?

I have a 16 year old Carrier unit that has started intermittently leaking water from 2 small holes (~1/8") in the back, see image below. They're at the same level as the red and white plugs in the other picture, just on the opposite side. Doesn't seem to be any blockages in the condensate lines that I can see, or pull with a wet vac. Am I safe to plug those small holes with some caulk, or do I need to call someone?

Old 10-04-21, 06:34 PM
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I might be seeing this wrong but it looks like someone might have shot a couple zip-screws into the evaporator pan. Probably didn't start leaking until they were removed. Considering the age of the system, I think I would make sure the holes were clean and dry and shoot similar screws back in the holes. Buttering the holes/screws with epoxy or silicone wouldn't hurt. I'm confident they will outlast the life of the evaporator. BTW, when changing out evap coils sights like this are occasionally spotted.

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