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Old 07-17-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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A/C leaking

My A/C is leaking inside the trailer regardless of the outside temp/humidity. there is no steady leak, sometimes it's a lot more than usual. Any suggestions on what I should start with? Is this a sign that I need a new A/C? I've cleaned all the filters and vents to no avail.
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Old 07-17-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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Year/model type of detail might help in getting a solution

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It's 79 safari 23' running 30amps. Top mounted Coleman, i believe it's the 13.5 model.
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It's 79 safari 23' running 30amps. Top mounted Coleman, i believe it's the 13.5 model.
My Coleman had that problem, it turned out the bottom housing had a hole rusted in it. I cleaned the hole of loose rust, and used some fiberglass mat and resin to fix the hole. I have had no more leaks since I performed this repair.
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My Coleman had that problem, it turned out the bottom housing had a hole rusted in it. I cleaned the hole of loose rust, and used some fiberglass mat and resin to fix the hole. I have had no more leaks since I performed this repair.
Thanks, So I need to take the shroud off and inspect the housing and seals I guess would be the next step?
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...So I need to take the shroud off and inspect the housing and seals I guess would be the next step?
C'mon down! You're the next contestant on...

Yes; That is a good next step

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Well, I'm hoping that will fix the problem( the price is right) rather than having to buy a new one . Thanks.
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Well, I'm hoping that will fix the problem( the price is right) rather than having to buy a new one . Thanks.
If it helps, the hole in mine was inside the evaporator case, on the curb side.
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If it helps, the hole in mine was inside the evaporator case, on the curb side.
Yeah, ok, I'm looking at the manual now to see how to dismantle the assembly..I'll take a good look around while I'm up there and determine what route to take.
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before you jump off the deep end check to see if your ac drain hose is stopped up. remove your plastic ceiling shroud. remove the metal piece (six metal screw) so that you can see the drip pan. the hose is connected to the drivers side of the drain pan. remove hose and blow air or water thru it . this could be messy but it will clean out the hose. the connector on the pan needs to be checked to insure it is not plugged up. i used a piece of wire and a shop vac to clean this up. i think you will find that this will fix your problem if not try try again.
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before you jump off the deep end check to see if your ac drain hose is stopped up. remove your plastic ceiling shroud. remove the metal piece (six metal screw) so that you can see the drip pan. the hose is connected to the drivers side of the drain pan. remove hose and blow air or water thru it . this could be messy but it will clean out the hose. the connector on the pan needs to be checked to insure it is not plugged up. i used a piece of wire and a shop vac to clean this up. i think you will find that this will fix your problem if not try try again.
Thanks, I'll try that.
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before you jump off the deep end check to see if your ac drain hose is stopped up. remove your plastic ceiling shroud. remove the metal piece (six metal screw) so that you can see the drip pan. the hose is connected to the drivers side of the drain pan. remove hose and blow air or water thru it . this could be messy but it will clean out the hose. the connector on the pan needs to be checked to insure it is not plugged up. i used a piece of wire and a shop vac to clean this up. i think you will find that this will fix your problem if not try try again.
Al, Colemans don't have drain hoses. It would be nice if they did, though.
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Yeah, ok, I'm looking at the manual now to see how to dismantle the assembly..I'll take a good look around while I'm up there and determine what route to take.
4 nuts hold the outside cover on, take them off, take off the cover. the evaporator case has a bunch of screws holding it together. You may also find a pair of screws holding two halves of a cover around the blower shaft. Good luck with it.
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4 nuts hold the outside cover on, take them off, take off the cover. the evaporator case has a bunch of screws holding it together. You may also find a pair of screws holding two halves of a cover around the blower shaft. Good luck with it.
Got it done, cleaned all the parts, and made the drain holes a little larger draining into the pan....everything is looking good now...A/C works great again and no leaks!! Thanks for all the advice everyone.
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