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Old 08-12-2012, 10:30 PM   #16
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Yeah already growing algae.... ill look into that.... is it suppose 2 face upward like that anyway... seems like that could cause it to get clogged

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Yeah already growing algae.... ill look into that.... is it suppose 2 face upward like that anyway... seems like that could cause it to get clogged
Is that your main drain coming from the unit or is that the secondary from the pan under the unit?
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There are supposed to be 2 drains:

1) From the unit's cooling coil,
2) From the overflow pan

Sometimes, both drains are combined into one pipe, making it easier to clog up.

The overflow pan, if it gets full has a float switch that shuts off the unit to prevent water damage to your ceiling.

It appears that you solved your immediate problem by sucking out the blockage from the drain line with your shop vac.

You may want to check the main unit's drain to ensure that it is cleared, and not still overflowing into the overflow pan.
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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.
Where is the condensate trap located? Also, there is ice buildup on the pipe that runs from the exterior of the house to the outside unit. What does that mean?
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I had black mold growing in the plastic condensate pan used for the A coil in a previous home. Clogged the 3/4 inch condensate line completely, and affected air quality in the home. Plasticizer leaching from pan caused severe mold. I cleaned the pan and coil with bleach, water, soap and shop vac.

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