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outboardhuy 12-22-2008 05:26 PM

lennox elite furnace leaking water
Hi I have a lennox elite furnace and there was water at the base of the furnace, i took off the inspection cover and it is coming from what looks like the blower motor, not much just a few drops. any suggestions.
thanks for the help dan

SKIP4661 12-22-2008 05:36 PM

How old is this furnace. If it's an older one you might want to inspect the black drip leg assembly that the pvc exhaust pipe connects to. The seams tend to leak. There is a replacement kit to repair this with.

yuri 12-22-2008 06:40 PM

Post the model and serial #.

outboardhuy 12-22-2008 06:40 PM

hi the furnace is about 11 years old it looks like it leaking were the blower motor go's in to the housing, would that be a common place for a leak i cheked the elbow and it seemed good.

thanks again

yuri 12-22-2008 06:47 PM

Probably a G26. I have a few where the foam gasket where the ventor attaches slowly leaks when they get old. Usually seals itself with mineral. Check the small black drain hose to the condensate trap. You should remove and flush that hose with hot water and clean the barbed fitting it attaches to yearly. Model # required. Post a pic of it also for more help.

outboardhuy 12-22-2008 08:40 PM

hi the model is g2603-50-3, and serial 5897h01717. what you just described sounds like it could be my problem. i will try and flush it, what did you say about the mineral?

thanks dan

yuri 12-22-2008 08:59 PM

They sometimes seal themselves with water mineral. If it is not leaking too bad I would leave it alone. Get the unit serviced properly by a Lennox tech. Flame sensor and the face of the burner it sits in front of should be cleaned or you will get low flame signal lockout. Hard to get that sensor out w/o breaking the porcelain if you don't know how.

outboardhuy 12-24-2008 02:52 PM

Hi thanks for the help i cleaned out that hose and it stopped leaking.

thanks and merry christmas

wd45gto 06-10-2011 07:39 PM

just had same problem and it was the black hose blocked. thank you

yuri 06-10-2011 07:52 PM

Glad to help.:)

Deanef 09-24-2011 10:43 AM

water in furnace

Originally Posted by yuri (Post 664989)
Glad to help.:)

Hi, I seem to have something similar, but not quite sure. The middle of the furnace inside the front panel, there is a box screwed on with insulation panels on the inside and what appears to be blower. This is where the clean air intake comes in the top. That compartment is full of water at least a couple inches deep. Last year I had the furnace guy come out and dry everything out and replaced the silver round bladder with holes. He had thought the only way water could get in that way was through the outside intake. I've checked it and it is very unlikely. Furnace worked great all last winter. We attempted to use it again yesterday and that box is again full of water! I'm drying it out as we speak. Do you have any suggestions to why this maybe happening Thanks Dean

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