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    Home warranty repair

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    Nice drain pan. to bad the air can't get around it.
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    What are we looking at? Did that unit used to have a different drain pan, or is that a horizontal only unit? Either way, it looks like they at least get an "F" for "Effort".

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    The pan is not the problem, but it is not that great either. The open vent line before the drainline trap I would say is more of the issue. As air gets sucked through the drain and prevents condensate from properly draining.-GEO
    Once in a while everything falls into place and I am able to move forward, most of the time it just falls all over the place and I can't go anywhere-GEO

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    That looks like an up-flow installed upside down. They added a homemade drip pan that blocks dome of the air flow. Such a sad looking unit.
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    it's a horizontal unit.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71CHOPS View Post
    it's a horizontal unit.....
    Ahh I see it now. So use to up and down flows, I hardly ever see and horizontal units here.
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    I don't get it. Where does the air leaving the blower exit the unit?
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    Run what ya brung, eh?

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    It probably was a unit that had condensate drip off the coil and onto the blower and leak out the bottom of the unit. This is sort of common on those Carrier/Bryant/Payne units. It either has a dead circuit in the coil and when the water hits the dry section as it drips down there is no capillary action so it falls off the coil. Or, sometimes it just drips off possibly due to a coating of oil or other contaminant. Hitting the coil with some harsh condenser coil cleaner fixes it.

    Those units can be mounted vertically or horizontally. There is a little plastic pan just under the coil.

    Anyway. The picture if someones bright idea how to fix it.
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    I don't think that is the original coil, is it?!? Almost looks like someone swapped out a bad coil for something else. See how it has two support bars in the original drain pan.
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    All it needed was a cap on the drain vent so the trap would work correctly.

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    Must have been a new graduate from engineering school.

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