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Old 08-11-2003, 10:11 AM   #1
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Furnace Water Leak when AC is on

My GE furnace has a water leak. This is only occuring when the air conditioner in running. The nearby carpet is soaked.

How do I stop this leaking. Please advise
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Old 08-11-2003, 10:22 AM   #2
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Leak

I'll bet it's not the furnace. The A/C has a drain tube the drains the condensate down through the walls and dumps it on the ground. That line may be plugged up at the bottom, disconnected at the top or cut some where inbetween. I would start by checking this line.
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Please fill out your profile so that we know what sort of RV you are having trouble with and can give a more complete answer.

A short answer is that there is no water associated with the furnace; the only water that has any connection to the AC running is the condensation from the coils which is normally carried away by a 1/2" tube to under the unit or simply dumped on the roof to run off the side.

I suspect that the over flow tube from your AC is plugged, kinked, disconnected, ot otherwise disabled. The furnace is just where the water happens to appear.
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I am bit confused because the out door AC unit is really far away from furnace? So in other words the pipe between furnace and outdoor unit has a problem. Thanks in advance
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What type of uint do you have? Is it a trailer or a motorhome? Also, what year and size.

The Condensate hose on some of the trailers runs down from the A/C unit between the inside and outside skin and exits at the bottom of the trailer.

Another way the water could wind up by the heater is if the condensate is dumped on the roof, then the water should run off the trailer to the ground. But, if a seam on the roof is not sealed well than the water might get between the walls and migrate to the heater. It is probably comming out in that area because there is a hole in both walls where the heater is installed or the vent for the exhaust is.
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I found this website while searching the net. The first diagram shows exactly what I have

http://www.statefarm.com/consumer/vh...es/aircond.htm

I guess "condensate drain line" is blocked as you guys suggested above. I will check it when I get home

The article is very well written as I did find many others article but after reading them there were still ????

One question I have if it turn out that there is no problem with "condensate drain lines" then what should I look next?

Please advise.
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Well I'm confused? Is the furnace in a house, TT or MH???
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Yes it is.
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Question Oh, well in that case....

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Yes it is.
Should we flip a coin?

Please specify the year and model of the unit that you have the problem with.
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Yes it is.
Oh Oh...I'm seeing an Abbot and Costello thing starting!

Now let's see. We have on the bags - we have Who's on first, What's on second, I Don't Know's on third.

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He is talking about his house but I guess most of us have figured that out already.

GE never made RV a/c units as far as I can remember. They made plenty of residential split a/c systems though.

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