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Old 10th June 2014, 23:34   #3601
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hey guys,

today suddenly water started coming out from the front right side of my split ac. what could be the reason ?

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The drain pipe is choked.

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hey guys,

today suddenly water started coming out from the front right side of my split ac. what could be the reason ?

thanks
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Old 11th June 2014, 01:55   #3603
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today suddenly water started coming out from the front right side of my split ac. what could be the reason ?

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it might be time to clean the filter. it happens usually when filters are full of dust and AC has to work harder to pull/suck in air. this leads to cold air staying longer in evaporator causing excessive condensation, thus leading to water leakage, lower air output, and decreased cooling capacity. Or the water drainage pipe can be clogged.
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thanks guys, a few more queries..

1. is this something i can rectify myself or do i need to call the dealer to send some technician ?

2. i have recently relocated and this ac was also re installed to my new place by the original dealer from whom i purchased the ac. If there is cost involved in this repair, will it be borne by dealer or me ? Is there some warranty against fault due to wrong installation ?

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thanks guys, a few more queries..

1. is this something i can rectify myself or do i need to call the dealer to send some technician ?

2. i have recently relocated and this ac was also re installed to my new place by the original dealer from whom i purchased the ac. If there is cost involved in this repair, will it be borne by dealer or me ? Is there some warranty against fault due to wrong installation ?

cheers.
1. Yes you can do it yourself. Cleaning the filter is easy, just open the front lid of the indoor unit and remove the filters and clean with water or vacuum.

2. If the above does not help then check if the AC indoor unit is leveled. Sometimes if the the indoor unit is tilted away from the water drainage pipe it can cause improper drainage and back flow of water. If it is improper installation then cost will be bared by the dealer. Make sure you tell them that.
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update...

opened filter. it was clean already. my brother told me he had cleaned it a week back. then i went out to check drain pipe. it was somehow twisted and curved. i straightened it out and some amount of water came/flowed out of it.

now the ac has been ON since 4 hrs and no water has spilled from the indoor unit. so all seems ok. but i have a doubt... last night when the water had spilled out it did so from the back of the right side ( i guess that's were the drain pipe is connected ) and also from the front right side.

That front right side also has the remote sensor and operating green light. so far all seems ok and the light is still on but is it possible that water went inside the electronics panel.

Do i need to call the dealer/technician or should i observe the AC and if it works fine for a day or two ie no water spill ?

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Do i need to call the dealer/technician or should i observe the AC and if it works fine for a day or two ie no water spill ?

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That's great. Just observe and it should be fine. Electrical panel should be fine. The main circuit board is usually on the top.
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The below scenario can lead to icing of the coils but for spillage from the IDU it is always a choked drain.

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it might be time to clean the filter. it happens usually when filters are full of dust and AC has to work harder to pull/suck in air. this leads to cold air staying longer in evaporator causing excessive condensation, thus leading to water leakage, lower air output, and decreased cooling capacity.
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Outdoor unit is connected via 5.8 pipe to half gauge & that half gauge is joined with 5.8 pipe to connect with indoor, does it effect in colling as all piping isn't same ?
R22 cools quickly & more as compared to R410A ?
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I guess I may not be going in for an inverter option as the usage of 10 hrs does not seem to justify spending 10K+ for inverter compared to 5 start ac.

What brand/model should I stick to that can work in Delhi/Gurgaon summers( currently at 48 C, expect to rise to 50 in next 2-3 years). Not looking for fancy features just a power efficient and cooling machine. I can compromise on features, aesthetics, sound etc
Any pointers?
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@saurabh2000; 10 hours a day will justify a split. I switched from a Videocon Split (c.2001) to a Daikin Inverter both 2TR last year. The impact on my electricity bill is at least Rs.2500pm. It is run about 10 hours a day (or rather night). In the morning I see the power consumption of the house down to 400-500W.
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@saurabh2000; 10 hours a day will justify a split. I switched from a Videocon Split (c.2001) to a Daikin Inverter both 2TR last year. The impact on my electricity bill is at least Rs.2500pm. It is run about 10 hours a day (or rather night). In the morning I see the power consumption of the house down to 400-500W.
great. then my follow on question is if this Sharp inverter 1.5T (AH-X18PET ) will work beyond 48 C ? I guess if answer is yes, i will go ahead to try to find best deal
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Do napoleon brand window acs use reciprocating compressors?

Anybody have long term experience with their split ac's?

Do they have a dealer network?
I've heard from dealers in my area that they only sell 'kits' which have to be assembled..

Anybody have experience with this brand?
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Do napoleon brand window acs use reciprocating compressors?

Anybody have long term experience with their split ac's?

Do they have a dealer network?
I've heard from dealers in my area that they only sell 'kits' which have to be assembled..

Anybody have experience with this brand?
Yes, They are Reciprocating.

Very good and powerful A/C for hot summers for north. They need to be assembled.

I have Window one and it is so heavy that 3-4 persons needed to lift it.

1.5 T cools 15 ft x 20 ft room quickly.
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great. then my follow on question is if this Sharp inverter 1.5T (AH-X18PET ) will work beyond 48 C ? I guess if answer is yes, i will go ahead to try to find best deal
It should. Check their blurbs - I think most can now handle 50+C.
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