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Old 01-02-2019, 06:09 PM   #1
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My Atwood ducted 15000 btu ac/heat pump is draining inside the coach

It stopped draining outside and down the roof. Right now I have a bucket on the floor under the ceiling unit. Any ideas?

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Old 01-02-2019, 06:25 PM   #2
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My Atwood ducted 15000 btu ac/heat pump is draining inside the coach

I am adding some more info. 2018 2501TS. I am in Florida at an RV park so the unit is under load. It has been draining fine for the last 2 weeks. Today nothing is draining out and down the gutters on the roof. It is coming down from inside the a/c unit through the vents. Thanks. rch
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:28 PM   #3
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It could be the A/C drain pathways on the roof are blocked. You would need to get on the roof and remove the A/C cover to inspect the drainage passages. If the drains are blocked, you should see a puddle of water that is working its way into the RV.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:31 PM   #4
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Pretty sure this is not the complete problem but call Dometic and ask about Service bulletin 3315930.010. It involves new diverters in the unit, etc. I had minor leaking and did the mod..problem solved. They sent the parts at no charge. Easy install.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:32 PM   #5
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Remove the cover? I am in my first month. Is removing the cover fairly obvious or am I in for a bad time.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:36 PM   #6
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Removing cover is easy. You should see a few large head screws that hold the fiberglass cover on. While working on the roof try to distribute weight if possible.
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Check out You Tube videos on this subject. Removing the cover is not hard, usually some screws around the cover bottom need to be removed. Being careful on the roof is important. I am assuming that your roof can be safely walked upon.

The evaporator coil under the cover has a drip pan that may have clogged drain holes.
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Been there, done that, posted the results.

First suggestion is that you remove the mesh filter and clean it. Following that,
and now that you are no longer raining inside, read this;

AirCommand Water Penetration

I am also at an RV park in FL. The humidity increased to rediculous over the last couple of days. Thats why you found the design problem. The fix is free but they still do not have the garnish to cover the old holes.
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Old 01-03-2019, 08:09 AM   #9
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It could be the A/C drain pathways on the roof are blocked. You would need to get on the roof and remove the A/C cover to inspect the drainage passages. If the drains are blocked, you should see a puddle of water that is working its way into the RV.
This is usually the problem. Easy fix. Donít sweat it.

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Until you can have the "fix" linked above installed just remove the air filter from the A/C unit located inside your Forester. The filter acts as a funnel and routes the water down to its base causing the drip. Pull the air filter and the funnel is gone...and so is most of the dripping...

The "fix" does leave some interesting holes in the ceiling... If Dometic doesn't get off their butt and come up with a new garnish before spring I suspect they will be hearing from my DW...
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