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sidoe 10-05-2007 07:14 PM

York Furnace Leaking.. Please help
 
Hello I have a York electric furnace that had developed some moisture on the bottom of the pan. After about 2 weeks after I first spotted the problem I noticed that the water now had spread.

I opened up the furnace and noticed about 7 inches of standing water in the pan. I vacuumed the water out I also removed the drain pipe and cleaned it out completely along with the tray.

However when I started the ac again I noticed that the coils develop frost and the water then drips from the condensor. The furnace is about 20 years old I am worred sick at the thought of having to replace this unit since I just replaced the heat pump two years ago.

Anyone have any suggestions on what the problem may be. Also what the approximate cost of a new electric furnace would be? Thanks for your help.

redline 10-06-2007 10:21 PM

Have you cleaned off the coils?

sidoe 10-07-2007 06:13 PM

yes i cleaned them

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Originally Posted by redline (Post 66679)
Have you cleaned off the coils?


timthetoolman 10-08-2007 12:37 AM

Now im not a hvac tech...but i think i may be correct in saying the problem you are having with frost building on the coils is due the system needing to be charged? (Low on refridgerant?)

sidoe 10-08-2007 04:55 PM

well I had an hvac repair man come out today and he did say that it was low on freon and added two pounds to the system. He also spotted a leak in one of the pipes leading into the heat pump itself. He tightened the bolt and the leak stopped.

We also rechecked the drain pipe and made sure it wasn't clogged, as well as checked the drain pan for any holes and or leaks none was found. However we started the system again and it is still leaking water. I am going to try and clean the condensor again and see what happens but i'm not optimistic at this point.


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Originally Posted by timthetoolman (Post 66846)
Now im not a hvac tech...but i think i may be correct in saying the problem you are having with frost building on the coils is due the system needing to be charged? (Low on refridgerant?)



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