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#1 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Ok my air con is set at 23, filters are all clean, but the stupid thing keep dripping inside when on. The hose outside still drips as normal.

I have rung an aircon repairer and was quoted $99 to come out and $99 per hour.

So I am trying to avoid paying that if it is something I can fix..

I have tried putting in on before the heat hits and it goes out, but once it gets about 25 outside it starts dripping inside.

Any ideas?

God help me tomorrow is going to be 42

#2 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:32 PM

We had that happen once, can't recall what it was but needed a repairer to come and fix it. Unfortunately it had dripped on our printer underneath before I realised.



#3 Leggy

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Eeek. Have you checked how fast the outside hose is dripping? You can push a thin wire or something up it and see if it is partially blocked by mildew or something. That's what was causing water to leak out the front of our fridge!

Good luck with the weather tomorrow...ergh.

#4 Greatmum

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

Hi you must have a blockage.  It was happening to us we rang around and everyone was too busy and one guy told DH what to do.  Sorry not exactly sure what he did but did it from the hose outside.  Just check it is not blocked, cobwebs,leaves , dirt etc.

#5 protart roflcoptor

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Jeebuz Liz, it's just one thing after another there, isn't it?



#6 JustBeige

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

Check where your vents are pointed.  If I point mine down too much they frost up and get wet.  

Otherwise, yeah your outside connection might be blocked.

#7 YandiGirl

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:41 PM

We've recently had this problem. The drip tray in the inside unit was filling up as the hose was mostly blocked with kitchen grime and gunk. Wasn't easy to get to or sort out, but with two sets of hands, we managed it.

EFS

Edited by YandiGirl, 07 January 2013 - 02:41 PM.


#8 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE (JustBeige @ 07/01/2013, 03:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Check where your vents are pointed.  If I point mine down too much they frost up and get wet.  

Otherwise, yeah your outside connection might be blocked.



The vents are point straight out, I have shoved some wire up the outside pipe, nothing came out. I have turned the unit back on and we will see what happens.

#9 arattiga

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

Contact www.servicecentral.com.au. log a job and mark as URGENT.  You will get at least 3 contacts/quotes and you know you want be held to ransom by one provider.

Good luck! wink.gif

#10 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:26 PM

Damn thing still leaking.


QUOTE (arattiga @ 07/01/2013, 04:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Contact www.servicecentral.com.au. log a job and mark as URGENT.  You will get at least 3 contacts/quotes and you know you want be held to ransom by one provider.

Good luck! wink.gif



Thanks- have logged the job with them.

#11 lozoodle

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

Hope you get it sorted!

Forecasts like tomorrow make me wish we'd had the aircon put in already rather than deciding we'd wait another year and see how we go.

#12 FeRaL n ScReWeD

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

Good luck with service central, I had logged 4 diff jobs and only ever got a reply to one of them. Don't just rely on that service, still try ring around.

#13 Reshad

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

Can you not just put a bucket under the drip. What ever you catch can be poured onto an indoor pot plant etc when the bucket gets half full?

#14 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (Reshad @ 07/01/2013, 04:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you not just put a bucket under the drip. What ever you catch can be poured onto an indoor pot plant etc when the bucket gets half full?



Yeah I can, although it then mean kids stepping over buckets to get to the toy room, as they enitre door way would be lined up with buckets

#15 flopsy

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:44 PM

QUOTE (purpleblackqueen @ 07/01/2013, 04:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah I can, although it then mean kids stepping over buckets to get to the toy room, as they enitre door way would be lined up with buckets


Is it leaking from more than one spot? There's never an easy solution for you is there you poor thing.

#16 Reshad

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (flopsy @ 07/01/2013, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it leaking from more than one spot? There's never an easy solution for you is there you poor thing.


Is it dripping or running out constantly ?? .... If it is dripping at the same rate as it usually does outside then from my experience it takes at least 3 hours to half fill a bucket. Hardly a problem considering the alternative (air-con off and a hot house).

#17 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (flopsy @ 07/01/2013, 04:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Is it leaking from more than one spot? There's never an easy solution for you is there you poor thing.



It is leaking in several spots. I never said I wasn't going to line up the buckets- just trying to keep them there will be an interesting task, so please dont patronise me

Edited by purpleblackqueen, 07 January 2013 - 03:50 PM.


#18 Daisy Goat

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:50 PM

Ummm... no possible way to answer this until we know if you are talking about Evaporative or Refrigerated?


#19 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

QUOTE (Daisy Goat @ 07/01/2013, 04:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ummm... no possible way to answer this until we know if you are talking about Evaporative or Refrigerated?


It is a reverse cycle air con (that goes in the wall and has the motor outside)

#20 Daisy Goat

Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

OK- that would explain why the other replies are no help to you. You dont actually have water connected to it.

The water that is dripping I assume is coming out the bottom of the inside unit. Probably in a few places along the bottom.

What has happened is their is a blockage ( dirt or a tiny small stone etc) in the outlet pipe where the condensed water flows to outside.

There is no way to fix this except with an aircon repair guy. He needs to flush the pipes so that whatever is obstructing the flow gets removed.

Our second unit  ( in the boys playroom) did this last year. Given we did a full house renovation around this unit I was not surprised.

( Lord I know some weird information)

#21 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

Just turn it off for now. Find other ways to keep cool until you can get it fixed.

Ours is not working , we have sweltered thru a Perth heatwave without it.

You will be fine.



#22 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Also, don't make it harder on yourself. get the kids to bring whatever they want out of the 'toy room' and then they won't knock buckets over. Although they are not two years old. Can't they step over them?



#23 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

QUOTE (Daisy Goat @ 07/01/2013, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OK- that would explain why the other replies are no help to you. You dont actually have water connected to it.

The water that is dripping I assume is coming out the bottom of the inside unit. Probably in a few places along the bottom.

What has happened is their is a blockage ( dirt or a tiny small stone etc) in the outlet pipe where the condensed water flows to outside.

There is no way to fix this except with an aircon repair guy. He needs to flush the pipes so that whatever is obstructing the flow gets removed.

Our second unit  ( in the boys playroom) did this last year. Given we did a full house renovation around this unit I was not surprised.

( Lord I know some weird information)



Thank you, well with the amount of renos going on I am not suprised. and yes the water is dripping from the bottom and along in a few places.

#24 purpleblackqueen

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

QUOTE (~THE~MAGICIAN~ @ 07/01/2013, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just turn it off for now. Find other ways to keep cool until you can get it fixed.

Ours is not working , we have sweltered thru a Perth heatwave without it.

You will be fine.



We already have every single window, blind, door shut and fan on and it is just bearable now. So I will need to run it tomorrow, but with buckets.

#25 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Well you don't want anything else damaged, so turn it off until it is fixed.






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