I have a (5 ton) 10 year old goodman air handler and EVERY single night I must vaccuum out approx 15 gallons or more of water that collects in the flex duct underneath my air handler.
I have been getting estimates on new units but the a/c works fine except for this collection of water I have every day. I should just buy a bilge pump !
So, one of the contractors said that since the unit has froze up a few times in the past that the pan is made of plastic and the pan probably got cracked and now the water is just going right down into the area between the air handler and return duct which of course cuts down on air flow and eventually causes it to freeze up if I don't use my wet vac to suck it out in time.
So, is this a reasonable explanation of what might be causing my water collection?
I was curious, is the pan separate from the coil or would the whole coil have to be replaced?