Window AC Unit water sloshing after rain storm?
I got home from work about an hour and a half ago. I go to turn on my window ac unit and I hear what sounds like water sloshing around in there. I turn it off because I dont want it to get damaged. There was a very NASTY rain storm as I was driving home. I decided to turn it on again and wait this time. The sloshing sound went away soon after and the window ac unit seems to be working/cooling as it should. Is this normal for window ac units that have not been used all day? Is it bad that water seems to get in there? There is no water getting into my apartment, so thats good. Thank You for any info you can give me
- Anonymous1 month ago
Why don't you read the directions?
Some window air conditions actually blow the condensate onto the condenser, so it gets some free efficiency from the evaporative cooling.
Heavy rain can easily get inside and will just act like condensate.
If you really thought it was a problem, why did you turn the unit back on? It's called "denial".
- DaLv 51 month ago
That's normal after heavy rain. The splashing is from the fan hitting built up water that didn't drain out. I usually drill a few holes on the bottom of the ac because the new ones don't have drain holes and the plugs don't pop out.
- DroopyLv 51 month ago
most window A/C have A condenser fan blade that picks up the condensation water an slings it onto condenser coil. Which improves the efficiency of the unit plus you don't have the condensation draining from unit. So your probably just hearing a normal noise once the fan gets to speed it stops because it has moved the excess water.
- AndyFLv 51 month ago
It sounds like the unit got a good bath from the storm. The newer units keep some water that helps with cooling ( your normal sloshing sound after it runs awhile ). The drain hole will be about a few inches from the rear and a bit hard to locate. You can make sure it's open. Don't make any other drain holes as the water that is supposed to be there will drain out and the unit is less efficient.
Basically it seems fine right now so why not just leave it alone if it's working properly.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
Drain holes could be clogged. Clean drain holes. If you have those new units without drain holes, drill two drain holes near the corners. Keep clear of the condenser when drilling.