Ruud drain pan replacement question...

Old 09-14-05, 07:07 AM
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Ruud drain pan replacement question...

I have read through the first 8 pages of threads and not found what I need.

I have read that it is either easy or impossible for the DIYer to replace the drain pan under the coils.

What should I look for to know if it will be easy? What do I need to do to replace the pan?

It looks like it may just slide out of the front of the unit, is that normally how a pan comes out?

Where do I find the correct model number so I know what pan to get as a replacement? I found the furnace model number, but no dice on the AC side of things....

Old 09-14-05, 07:05 PM
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drain pan replacement

there should be a tag on it somewere to tell you what model you have . some can be removed some cant you need tag to know or at least some pics to look at to help you better
Old 09-14-05, 07:19 PM
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A lot of these evaporator drain pans are manufactured with the tubing actually penetrates thru the metal pan ends making it real tough to remove, but a real careful experienced and determined sheet metal worker can trim the metal off around the tubing, remove the existing pan, fabricate a new one out of stainless steel complete with SS coupling and reinstall it for a long term fix. I did this job for my parents and if I had charged them it would have been well over $1,000.00 the project is not cost effective!!!!!!!!!! plus you stand a good chance of damaging the coil and causing a future leak, just replace the evap coil and go on with your life unless of course you have a friendly SMW that owes you big time or at least one that you can get some major leverage on.

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