Acoil drip pan leaking water

______________________________________________________________________ I have nothing but water issues from my A/C(inside) I have a nordyne split level unit, the coils have been cleaned(professionally) by Air Serv but water continues to drip from pan any ideas what this could be caused from? dee31 Replies: tribalfunkster “Re(1):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Thu 25 Aug 23:20 ______________________________________________________________________ Check to see if it’s sloping properly towards the drain. If it’s sloping the other way then it will definetly build up water and spill from the pan. henrytitus “Re(1):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Tue 23 Aug 19:16 ______________________________________________________________________ Check to see where the drain line runs. If it runs into say a bathroom sink or sewer line then check that line to make sure that it isn’t partially clogged. This will back up into the pan. If the sewer line is even partially clogged it will backflow into the pan. If it exits outside then use a wet dry vac to clean out the line where it exits the building. Sounds like the gunk from cleaning the coils is in the drain line. I have had some so badly clogged I had to cut them and replace sections. This may work or maybe not dee31 “Re(2):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Tue 23 Aug 22:07 ______________________________________________________________________ would that cause it to only leak when the door is on the blower to create suction? And it is leaking from drip pan on the inside(underneath) of the A Coil dee31 TechMaster “Re(1):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Tue 23 Aug 16:12 ______________________________________________________________________ Check the drip pan for any cracks. Keep Cool! dee31 “Re(2):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Tue 23 Aug 18:24 ______________________________________________________________________ there are no pin holes or cracks it is coming up over the edge of the drip pan in the rear, ,the evaporator coil sits atop the blower,this has caused me to replace every part of the unit except the coil which works fine. dee31 CoolTiger “Re(3):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Tue 23 Aug 22:56 ______________________________________________________________________ Could you be more specific on where it is leaking or how it is leaking? Your post is so ambigious… it is like saying you got a leak in the house… which could be anywhere… Are you saying the water is not going into the drip pan and instead is pooling into your duct? CoolTiger “Re(3):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Tue 23 Aug 22:56 ______________________________________________________________________ Could you be more specific on where it is leaking or how it is leaking? Your post is so ambigious… it is like saying you got a leak in the house… which could be anywhere… Are you saying the water is not going into the drip pan and instead is pooling into your duct? dee31 “Re(4):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Wed 24 Aug 09:22 ______________________________________________________________________ It is leaking from over the top of the drip pan when I put door back on the blower cabinet,it is running down from over the top of the pan,I cleaned the drain tube last night,but it did not help,the coils are “sweating” ALOT they actually drip water.with in seconds of turning the A/C on they get super wet then the water starts flowing from the drip pan,over the top,on the underside of the coil, kinda like the blower is sucking it out there are no leaks and no clogs in the pan or the drain tube.I have a down flow split nordyne unit if that helps. CoolTiger “Re(5):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Wed 24 Aug 14:12 ______________________________________________________________________ Sound like your fan speed is too high. Are you positive your drain is not clogged? I never see pan get filled up like you said… what happen if you pour 1 gallon of water into the pan at moderate speed? Does it all drain away without topping over the pan? If not, then you definitely got a clog… The drain tube should be 3/4″ PVC, it is about an inch diameter total… if your tube is much smaller, then that is not right. dee31 “Re(6):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Wed 24 Aug 14:53 ______________________________________________________________________ yes it drains fine when water is poured into it,I read that an A-Coil downflow model needs a air seal installed on the inside of the evaporator’s drip pan to prevent water blow off,(this is where my leakage occurs)Is this true, as I do not have one of these on mine and if it’s true will this cause my issues? I have replaced the blower motor twice and Air Serv swears it is on the right speed.thanks for all the help. I have never had a central A/C unit before,this is my first summer with one and ever since the first time I turned it on I’ve had these issues.It was already in the mobile home I purchased. thanks again dee31 Xenos “Re(7):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Wed 24 Aug 17:32 ______________________________________________________________________ Is this coil on the negitive side of the unit? Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. dee31 “Re(8):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Thu 25 Aug 21:24 ______________________________________________________________________ how do you tell the negative side from the positive side? when looking at it straight on the freon lines and drain hose is on the left.the coil sits atop the blower. dee31 Xenos “Re(9):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Thu 25 Aug 21:39 ______________________________________________________________________ Does the fan push air into it or pull air through it? If it’s on the negitive the drain must be traped and filled with water or it will not drain. Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. dee31 “Re(10):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Thu 25 Aug 21:44 ______________________________________________________________________ It pulls air through it,it drains fine,I poured a half gallon of water in the drip pan and it drained fine dee31 Xenos “Re(2):Re(10):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Thu 25 Aug 21:53 ______________________________________________________________________ Is it trapped? Its still possible that the air flowing up the drain will cause the water to spray up from where the drain exits the coil. Xenos. The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. Smee “Re(3):Re(10):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Mon 21 Aug 11:35 ______________________________________________________________________ This unit works in an upside down configuration. The Acoil is located at the top of the unit. The blower motor is located BENEATH the acoil. This results in several problems: 1. Much of the moisture is sucked from the coil into the blower motor BEFORE it can drain into the drip pan. 2. The moisture sucked into the blower motor is sprayed onto the electrical connections and into the ductwork. Because of the volume of water sprayed onto the electrical connections, some of the water escapes the unit and leaks outside to damage floors, walls, and cause an electrical hazard because we know that water will conduct electricity. 3. The resulting damage from the sprayed water will eventually damage the heating elements and they will need to be replaced, as will most of the electrical connections. I have one of these units, and it has twice caught fire. Nordyne refuses to repair or replace the unit, and it is too hot here in the south to live without AC. I have purchased window units as I cannot replace the central unit. crazydog “Re(4):Re(10):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Fri 24 Aug 02:40 ______________________________________________________________________ I also have the same problem, and the same brand central unit. And I also live in the south. I think our problem is coming from too much humidity… Way too much… With the floor and eveything in the ac closet wet… and with the humidity levels already high, the a-coil is pulling too much moisture from the air for it to get rid of properly…Also the blower motor on these systems have three speeds, and if the motor was wired at a speed too high, it can be pulling the water droplets through the coil before it reaches the pan especially with the already high humidity… I’m going to start by drying the closet out… Then dehumidifying the closet, and the room its in. Then if it still gets the floor wet, I’ll get the ac tech to change the speed on the blower. Hope this works… It’s always funny till someone gets hurt then it’s down right hilarious… dee31 “Re(5):Re(10):Acoil drip pan leaking water” , posted Fri 24 Aug 08:48 ______________________________________________________________________ I actually fixed this problem myself(after spending over a grand) by just simply putting a bottle cap between the door panel where the blower is so it don’t shut completely has worked without any issues for the last 2 seasons now! I was told it was something to do with the Ionic pressure,I don’t know but it worked! just wish I would have learned this BEFORE I was out so much money. Hope this will help and save you a little $$$. dee31

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