central air unit leaks water


Old 08-17-01, 05:51 PM
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My central air conditioner just started leaking water - pretty much water at that. It still runs and still cools. No water is coming out of the hose that runs to the floor drain. That hose is not clogged (outside of the air conditioner itself - didn't open the unit).

If I turn off the unit and open it, will I be able to be able to check for a clog inside? Is that even a possibility?

Does the water normally exit from this tube by gravity, or is there a pump that forces it out, and that pump may be shot?

And yes, in case you haven't guessed, I don't know about HVAC ;-) It's now the weekend, and a repairman says emergency rates in effect, and $$$ to come out, plus parts. So if this is easy, I'll give it a try.

Thanks, Dan
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Old 08-17-01, 06:24 PM
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yes, open evap coil and check drain. you will possibly find that the drain pan itself is rusted through

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