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Old 08-27-2014, 01:31 AM   #1
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Dometic A/C unit in bedroom

When we ordered our unit the manufacturer put in an A/C in our bedroom as a thank you for my husbands service in the military. The ventless washer/dryer unit is also in there in our closet. It has also been raining and there has been a lot of humidity in the air where we live. Tonight the A/C was making weird noises, kinda a gurgling sound. I went to turn it off and a bunch of water came pouring out onto the bed. My husband went online to look and mostly came up with either screws being too tight or the humidity being too much. The filter was also pretty nasty. This is a brand new unit and we've only been in it about 3 weeks. It's midnight and we can't go up and check the roof yet. We plan to in the morning. Any advice on what other issues might have caused this and how to fix it? TIA
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:58 AM   #2
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Did it seem like the air flow was diminished?
Or was it blowing normal?

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Old 08-27-2014, 07:17 AM   #3
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Sounds like the evap coil drip pan drain holes are plugged.......pan fills up with condensate, overflows and gets carried into discharge plenum by fan.
Condensation should be running down roof.

Will need to go up on roof, remove shroud cover and then remove sheet metal cover over evap coil. Clean evap coil, drip pan & pan drain holes.
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Also, there are 4 mounting bolts accessed from the inside. If these are loose, water can get back in. These bolts should be just SNUG. Do not over tighten or the gasket could be destroyed.

One last possibility is the rig is not level. Front slightly higher may be the answer.

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Old 08-27-2014, 11:04 AM   #5
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As far as the rig goes I know the guy was making sure it was perfectly level everywhere when he delivered it.

And in an hour or so we are going to go up and check the roof. I did clean the filter last night which was really nasty and full of stuff. It was so hot in our bedroom I chose to try and run it again. It ran all the rest of the night and this morning no leaking problems.

I have read about the screws being too tight and also about the pan drain holes being clogged online too I just couldn't figure out how that could happen in 3 weeks. This rig is brand new!
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Does anyone have any idea if it could be the humidity my washer/dryer is causing in the room? I heard the A/C sucks up moisture then condenses it?
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Turbs question about air flow is very important here. When it was making the gurgling noise, was the airflow coming out of the unit less than what it was before?
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Turbs question about air flow is very important here. When it was making the gurgling noise, was the airflow coming out of the unit less than what it was before?
Unfortunately I'm not really sure. I was in the living room and on the computer watching video's. I turned off the computer and realized the noise was really loud from the bedroom. I figured I'd check it out in the a.m. because I was tired, so I reached up and turned it completely off and that's when the water fell. Right now it seems to be running fine with a quite strong air flow.
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I bet the condenser was froze up.

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I bet the condenser was froze up.

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I was thinking the evaporator probably froze up if they lost the airflow, or if airflow was good out of the vent but not blowing cool then probably condenser frozen.
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