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Old 06-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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New preventative maintenance item...AC drains

So I took the camper out this weekend and it was the first really hot weekend of the season where I needed the AC...

I had it running about an hour when the water started pouring onto the floor from the inside....

I got up on the roof and found there are two small drains on each side of the AC unit had gunk in them...I ended up taking a paper clip and bending the ends and cleaning out the holes.....water started to drain like crazy,,,,

So....adding to my list of summer PM tasks....
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing. I just washed my roof and never thought to look at the drains. Better put that on my to do list this coming week.
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:09 PM   #3
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Just a thought - covering your A/C unit during the off season will help keep junk out of the drains. But checking them occasionally is still a good idea.
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Good catch Terry,
On the list.

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Old 06-02-2013, 05:23 PM   #5
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... there are two small drains on each side of the AC unit had gunk in them...I ended up taking a paper clip and bending the ends and cleaning out the holes.....water started to drain like crazy,,,,

So....adding to my list of summer PM tasks....
Terry, was this a Coleman Mach unit? Were the drain holes toward the front or rear of the AC? Did you have to remove the shroud to access the holes?
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:39 PM   #6
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Better yet, once a year or so you need to be washing the roof. Also pull the cover off the AC and inspect / clean the coils on the AC unit. This will get you an opportunity to remove anything that has nested or might plug up drain holes.

AC coil cleaner works great.. I use the foaming stuff...
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Well actually I did pull off the cover and it was clean as could be....it is the Coleman Mach and there are two small rubber grommets on each side that you can see without removing the cover....I think what happened is when I was washing the roof earlier this year, debris was pushed under the lip of the unit and blocked the holes.....
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