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7echo 08-12-2012 05:40 PM

water in pan
 
Typical A coil 3 ton unit. Water is getting in the over flow pan. The interior pan is plastic so not rusted through. Where do the plastic pans typically leak?

Coil appears clean.

turnermech 08-12-2012 06:17 PM

Mian drain is clogged most likely. this happens most at the condensate trap. you will need to blow out the drain line from the unit side. Or suck out drain from its termination.

hvac benny 08-12-2012 06:18 PM

Clean out the drain coming from the pan. Probably has an obstruction in it.

amy212 08-12-2012 06:32 PM

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This happened 2 me b4 i used the shop vac 2 suction out pipe/drain from outside

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Marbledust 08-12-2012 09:12 PM

install a vent after the trap on drain line

joecaption 08-12-2012 09:29 PM

That drain you have is completly wrong Amy.
Should have just been a straight line outside.
The trap was suppost to be just outside the pan.

Doc Holliday 08-12-2012 09:57 PM

Amy: also, might want to dig a French Drain (absorbant rocks in a hole) for that drain line if that's your main drain. If that's your secondary drain than you as well need to have your pipes cleaned.

amy212 08-12-2012 10:07 PM

Is cleaning the pipes something that i could do myself or would i need 2 call a professional

amy212 08-12-2012 10:13 PM

My ac would not come on so i researched and i suctioned the pipe in the pic i got about 3gal of water out of it i also removed all water from drip pan it came bk on and is working fine now but i dont want 2 have future problems

Doc Holliday 08-12-2012 10:14 PM

I use compressed nitrogen to blow out drain lines from the unit outwards. If you have an air compressor it may work.

It's a very simple job in most cases and I'm sure you could do it yourself but I'm going to have to say that you're going to need to call someone out, assuming you don't have a tank of compressed nitrogen or an air compressor.

Doc Holliday 08-12-2012 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amy212 (Post 987123)
My ac would not come on so i researched and i suctioned the pipe in the pic i got about 3gal of water out of it i also removed all water from drip pan it came bk on and is working fine now but i dont want 2 have future problems

Did you notice an electrical float switch in your drain pan? That's a good thing to have, shuts the outside unit off in the event that condensate water backs up. Prevents water damage.

It's simply a float that sits in the water and at a certain point of being lifted cuts the electrical signal off. Once you drained the water, it lowered and allowed electricity through the wire again.

amy212 08-12-2012 10:17 PM

Ok well thanks 4 answering all my question :)

Doc Holliday 08-12-2012 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amy212 (Post 987129)
Ok well thanks 4 answering all my question :)

Anytime. Anytime at all! :)

amy212 08-12-2012 10:18 PM

Yes i have the float so it didnt overflow it just shut off

Doc Holliday 08-12-2012 10:21 PM

Also Amy, might want to extend that drain line from where it currently terminates right next to the condenser a few feet further away from it and your home. Eventually that condenser will sink due to that water draining right next it.


And it'll leave rust stains on your home and grow algae.


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