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  1. #1
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    Hmm Goodman Troubles

    Help!- Goodman Air Handler is sweating on the inside of cabinet. I've checked
    returns for leaks and changed the speed on blower motor to low. Goodman
    rep was not very helpful. I've installed a trap on the condensate drain thinking
    maybe the blower was pulling water into unit. If anyone has any suggestions I
    would greatly appreciate them.-Thanks.

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    where is the unit located. is all the insulation still on the cabinets? im not sure i understand the question? when does it "sweat", exactly where, what is the issue you are having?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WALGT1 View Post
    Help!- Goodman Air Handler is sweating on the inside of cabinet. I've checked
    returns for leaks and changed the speed on blower motor to low. Goodman
    rep was not very helpful. I've installed a trap on the condensate drain thinking
    maybe the blower was pulling water into unit. If anyone has any suggestions I
    would greatly appreciate them.-Thanks.

    Slowing the blower down just added more water to the problem.

    If its an air handler and not a furnace you are 100% right to put a trap on it.

    That probably fixed your problem.

    Leave the blower on for a few days to dry out the air handler.

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    how is the attic insulated???
    how long have u had this problem
    if the attic is foam insulation,it could be reaching its dew point
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    Goodman Troubles

    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    where is the unit located. is all the insulation still on the cabinets? im not sure i understand the question? when does it "sweat", exactly where, what is the issue you are having?
    Unit is sweating inside near controls and Heat Strips-this is at the top of the unit-on this unit the fan is above the coil-sweats constsantly inside-all insulation is intact. Could this be a system problem-return air?- not enough air?- Help!

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    Confused Goodman Troubles

    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC2B View Post
    how is the attic insulated???
    how long have u had this problem
    if the attic is foam insulation,it could be reaching its dew point
    Unit is located in a Half-Basement un-conditioned space-had problem since start-up- Help!!!

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    Probably a high return static problem.

    Call your contractor back, and ask him to check the static pressure of both the return and supply.
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    The bottom line is that there is too much moisture in the air. You need to determine where that moisture is coming from. Where does the return air duct draw from? What is the temperature setting in your home? Has the issue slowed down since installing the trap? What model of indoor and outdoor units are we dealing with?
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    Half basement. So its horizontal?
    Is it laying on the correct side?
    Slowing the blower down wont help.
    Basements are very humid so you could be pulling in return air from down there.
    Sounds like it may be upside down. May sound like a dumb thought but we have seen them that way.
    Can you post a picture of the air handler?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ar_hvac_man View Post
    Half basement. So its horizontal?

    Sounds like it may be upside down. May sound like a dumb thought but we have seen them that way.
    I've seen a few too. It's not all that dumb of a question.

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