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NJK 06-05-2012 01:31 PM

Water seeping out from York Furnace
 
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Hi Everyone,
I just noticed that water were collected on the furnace. It seems to be coming from inside one of the vertical panels. Here is the picture I took about 5 minutes after wiping out the collected water. You can see a new drop of water just formed.
Thanks for any suggestions !

HVACDave 06-05-2012 01:52 PM

Is it coming up around the screw, or is it dripping down form above?

NJK 06-05-2012 02:10 PM

Thanks for the reply, HVACDave.
It's coming from the edge between the vertical panel and the horizontal panel where the pipe is sticking out. The left-hand side of the vertical panel (not shown in the picture) is where the pvc AC drain pipe attached.
In other words, it's coming up around the screw, not dropping from above.

beenthere 06-05-2012 05:29 PM

Is water coming out of the A/C drain? Could be a cracked drain pan.

joecaption 06-05-2012 05:33 PM

Or a plugged up condinsate drain. Find where it exits the house and see if it's dripping. There should be a pce of white PVC pipe coming out someplace.

NJK 06-05-2012 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 937053)
Or a plugged up condinsate drain. Find where it exits the house and see if it's dripping. There should be a pce of white PVC pipe coming out someplace.

The AC drain comes out of this unit and goes to the sump pit which is sealed so it is hard to tell whether the drain pipe is clotted or not.

TopTechnician 06-05-2012 08:56 PM

Before deciding that the condensate drain is clogged, check to see if your coil is freezing up. Do you still have good airflow from your supply registers? A freezing coil will block the airflow. Is there any ice on the refrigerant lines that connect the indoor unit to the outdoor condenser? The easiest place to see this happening is right where the pipes connect to the outdoor unit.
Here are a few problems that can cause the coil to freeze:
- Low airflow. Is your air filter clean? Are your supply registers or return grilles blocked or covered up? Is your indoor blower operating?
- Low refrigerant charge. This will require a service call to fix. For a temporary fix, turn the a/c OFF and the fan to ON for a few hours. When the airflow returns to normal, turn the a/c back on. How quickly it freezes again will tell you how low your system is.

TopTechnician 06-05-2012 08:58 PM

If freezing is not your problem, then I would take a wet-vac and suck out that condensate drain. If you can't get to the end (in the sump pit) then you may need to cut the pipe. You can either put it back together with a pvc coupling and glue, or you could use a short (3") piece of 1" rubber hose and two hose clamps. This will allow you to open it up again if it needs cleaning again later.


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