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Old 05-25-2020, 06:07 AM   #1
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Window AC dripped water all over the inside

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After the first real use of the season, we noticed that our Danby 8K window unit had dripped quite a lot of water all over the inside. Iím led to believe that this could be due to a clogged drain pan but Iím not sure how to check or where it drains (Wildwood FSX 197bh). Thanks for any assistance/pointers.
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:11 PM   #2
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Window A/C units like this one need to be installed with a slope to the outside. Newer window A/C units do not drain all of the condensate from the bottom pan but collect it so the condenser fan can suck it up and spray it through the condenser fins. This increases the efficiency of the condenser and helps the unit comply with Energy Star requirements.

Excess condensate will eventually dribble out as it rises above the rim of the "drip hole".

It sounds like the unit in question is not installed with the proper slope towards the outside and condensate is accumulating too high at the inside.

Properly installed these window units almost look like they're starting to fall out of the window.

I don't have one in my TT but I do have a 12K unit in a window of my house. Only time I see dripping into my garden is when the humidity is high. The rest of the time the condenser fan sucks up enough and uses it to cool the condenser through evaporation.
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Old 05-31-2020, 06:58 AM   #3
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Thanks! I did neglect to mention that we were boondocking on a pretty decent slope. The trailer was definitely leaning with the unit inwards. This is great to know-thank you!
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Old 05-31-2020, 02:02 PM   #4
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So we went out again last night and the trailer was slanted ever so slightly outward, relative to the AC. Same problem after we started moving. Iím wondering if we just need to give the AC some time to drain, after running it all night? The outside is sealed up right and I havenít a clue where the exterior drain hole might be. I removed the framing around it on the inside and this is all I can see:
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Sorry, meant to include the outside, as well.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-31-2020, 03:35 PM   #6
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So we went out again last night and the trailer was slanted ever so slightly outward, relative to the AC. Same problem after we started moving. Iím wondering if we just need to give the AC some time to drain, after running it all night? The outside is sealed up right and I havenít a clue where the exterior drain hole might be. I removed the framing around it on the inside and this is all I can see:
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A co-worker we camp with had a 19ft wildwood and no matter what they did it it eventually drained inside. Dealer told them they've always had issues with side air conditioners. I hope you have better luck and find a solution.
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