Is it necessary to remove something from a small air conditioner to let it drain better?

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  • y
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    How new? They often will come with a plug that needs to be moved. As others have implied, sometimes the design or installation are not the best so shims, enlargeable or extra drain holes may be desirable.Older units the drain holes can often get plugged, they should be cleaned at the beginning of each season.

  • Carson
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    No. It should have a slight angle towards the back

    1/16th - 1/8th inch difference between the front and the back of the unit.

    Put a shim, cardboard, thin piece of woid, shim stock from home depot, in between the window frame and the bottom front edge of the AC cabinet.

    If it is not running back into the house it is probably ok.

    The water you see is ice melting off the condenser. Unless it is really humid it is a slow drip from the corner of the A.C. cabinet.

  • 5 months ago

    Sometimes there is a little rubber plug. Sometimes not. Window units need to lean backwards to let the water drain out of the case. Some manufacturers don't put enough drainage holes in the case. I often drill holes in them for this reason. You have to be really careful doing that though because you could drill a hole in the condenser or a line. Often the holes get filled up with detritus and get plugged up. Check that first. It's always a good idea to keep air conditioners clean, both inside and out.

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