air con leaking
Asked by on
November 29, 2018
bmw 318i air con leaking on both sides
Replied on December 03, 2018
There could be several factors causing your air conditioner to leak water, including:
Dirty air filters– when your AC air filter is dirty, partially blocked, or completely clogged, your air conditioner’s evaporator coils are more likely to freeze up, causing excess water to overspill from the drain pan.
Broken condensate pan– depending on the age of your AC unit, your condensate pan may rust and crack or split over time, causing water to leak from your air conditioner.
Blockage in the drain pipe– the water in your air conditioner travels to the drain pan via a complex system of drain pipes. If the drain pipe is blocked, it could cause water to leak from your AC.
Improper installation– if your air conditioner is relatively new and leaks a lot of water it is most likely due to an installation issue. Improper sizing or an incorrectly installed drainage pan can all lead to water leaking from your air conditioner.
Low refrigerant levels – If your refrigerant levels are low, the pressure in your AC system will lower as well, which can cause the evaporator coils to ice up. If those coils freeze, your drain pan may overflow and leak water.