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Old 08-04-2012, 08:31 PM   #16
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Is the unit cooling?

Do you notice ice forming on it?

You said when you remove the door you get twice the airflow out of your vents, it may not be moving through the coil if it hasn't been cleaned in a while.

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When the door is on the air pulls the water out of the tray and drips it on the blower motor. I used a bleach cleaner to clean the coil. And used a pressurized tank to rinse. Then used bleach cleaner again and the air compressor gun to blow the gunk out. I still think it is restricting the air flow. Some of the fins are bent over on the outside.
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No it doesn't ice up I had it recharged a month ago
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Bleach may help with mold and algae but it doesn't do great for cleaning the gunk. Did you re-clean the drain pipe after bleaching the A coil?

Did your airflow increase with the door on after you cleaned it?
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Yes i re cleaned the drain pipe and no change. When the door is off the water does drain fine. How about the A coil foam cleaner at home depot would that work ok? And does the bent over fins cause that much trouble?
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I think I can picture what you have. If your are saying with the blower door off you get more air flow out of the vent that would be normal. your coil is a restriction to air flow. this is a designed restriction so it is not a bad thing. with the door off the blower can pull more air than if it was forced to pull through the coil.

My guess to your water problem is something is deverting water from the coil to miss the drain pan. you need to gain acess to the inside of the coil. this is done by either removing the coil (best way to clean and inspect but hardest to do) or remove the end sheet metal panel attached to the coil. this should allow you to inspect the inside of the coil. once you can see the coil clean it with either coil cleaner or some house hold cleaner and a tooth brush. don't damage the fins of the coil with the brush. This would be my guess with out having the unit in front of me.
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I can see the inside of the coil from looking up just above the blower motor and it looks like new. So I think my problem is somewhere between the outside part of the coil. I lightly used a toothbrush cleaning the outside and I think that's how a few fins got bent and not allowing the water to flow right and restriction of the air from the outside in.
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I don't know what Home Depot has, if it is designed for A coils it may do OK. If it is concentrated, mix it per the directions, more is not better. If your unit is near the kitchen normal cooking can deposit grease on the coil, even if filtered.

A couple of slightly bent fins shouldn't hurt too much, but a lot or severely bent will restrict the airflow. Think of it like this: If you put a fan in an open doorway, then partially close the door, airflow is restricted. If you totally close the door, you stop the flow. Think of the fins as doors and the spaces as doorways.

If possible follow the 2nd procedures turnermech stated. Removing the coil is a bit involved for the average homeowner.

Also, like Doc asked, can you take some pics?
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The fins being bent in some places would not be a good thing, but if you are not freezing the coil then the fins are not damaged enough to cause a problem. did this using at one time have metal filters attached directly to each side of the a-coil? these would have been in tracks made to the coil.
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I can't seem to get pictures to send here right. I'm on my smart phone. I could give you my email address and I could either email or text you pictures.
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On top of the reply box there is the little picture of mountains and a sun. Click it then choose your file to attach. I am not up on using "smartphones". My phone is smarter than me already and it is a flip phone with a number pad.
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I can't figure the picture thing out sorry. It asks for a url address of where the picture is.
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not to question you to death but someone allready mentioned a trap. You have what looks like a sideways "S", correct? This needs to send the condensate in a down position then up then back down. this trap must be positioned so it would look like a sideways S. Whitout this forming the trap the blower will pull a negative on the drain and not drain with the blower running and the door on just like you are describing. This trap should be as close to posible to condensate pan.
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I still can't figure out the picture thing. It asks for a url address for the pictures
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Turnermech I don't understand what you are saying. I understand the water is being diverted and with the a coil not freezing the problem might not be that bad but how can i fix the restricted flow?

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