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Old 08-04-2012, 11:45 PM   #31
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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?
is does not seem like restricted flow is a problem. the coil its self will restric the blower as air has to pass through it. this is how the manufacture designed it. when you remove the blower door the blower can then pull air through the coil and through the door opening. This is why I am thinking you have more air flow with the doors off.

This is also why my best guess would be that you are draining condensate with the door off but not on. when the blower is pulling through the coil it would seem to be pulling a negative press on the drain and preventing it from draining.

In ealier post others have mentioned condensate trap. I made a reference to it as well. I would start by checking what I wrote a few posts back. If you have already done that try to create a trap with the drain tubing I think you said you had. IIRC you said the drain is in vinal tubing. strap it in a way that creates a trap. If you don't know what is meant by a trap it would be where the tube would drop down at leat 2" and back up at least 1.5" and cause water to stay in the trap area.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:07 AM   #32
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Ok I got it I will check and try that thank you
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:45 AM   #33
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Thanks I think maybe the a coil is bad because when I take the door off I get twice the air flow through the vents. I shined a light under the a coil and couldn't see the light on the outside. Is that a possibility
Be a good bet that your coil is dirty. You'll need to clean it, but be CAREFUL - don't use a brush unless you are 100% sure of what you're doing. The best way to clean these coils is with a chemical. Some of the big box home improvement stores sell them, but IMO they don't work too well. Better stuff comes from the HVAC supply houses, and you can generally get it in aerosol cans.

Also, regarding posting pictures - click the "Go Advanced" button below the reply box, and the system will move you to the advanced reply screen. You can easily attach images from your machine then.

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