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Old 08-21-2014, 07:00 PM   #1
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Roof AC condensation drain plugged?

I started seeing water draining from the side of the roof near the rear AC unit. The spot on the concrete pad where it normally drains is dry. I checked the end of the drain hose under the coach and it has no obstructions so figure it is stopped up topside.

Anyone had to deal with this issue with a CC? Do you blow air thru the hose from the top (after removing the AC cover)? If I remove the filter cover inside the coach, I can see the nylon hose and a black elbow adaptor. Do you disconnect at this point and blow thru the line/s?
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My center Ac drains into the defrosting line from the freezer, and has been plugged a couple of times. CC just disconnected line behind the refer and blew out the line. Just be careful with how much pressure you put on the line. I would start at the lowest point you can access the line and go from there.
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I started seeing water draining from the side of the roof near the rear AC unit. The spot on the concrete pad where it normally drains is dry. I checked the end of the drain hose under the coach and it has no obstructions so figure it is stopped up topside.

Anyone had to deal with this issue with a CC? Do you blow air thru the hose from the top (after removing the AC cover)? If I remove the filter cover inside the coach, I can see the nylon hose and a black elbow adaptor. Do you disconnect at this point and blow thru the line/s?
Gary. What make A/C units you have? Mine has a pump, RCP I have aka Coleman I think.
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Gary. What make A/C units you have? Mine has a pump, RCP I have aka Coleman I think.
Mine are Coleman. I spoke to Kevin Waite last evening and he told me to disconnect the hose at the black plastic elbow inside the AC unit (remove the filter cover for access) and blow air through the hose. I did and a dead bug carcass and some other goo came out on the ground, along with a lot of water. Hopefully that is the fix.

I had read about sump pumps in some of these things but Kevin did not mention that. He said it was rare to have to go up on the roof for this issue that blowing some air thru that hose usually did the trick.
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Mine are Coleman. I spoke to Kevin Waite last evening and he told me to disconnect the hose at the black plastic elbow inside the AC unit (remove the filter cover for access) and blow air through the hose. I did and a dead bug carcass and some other goo came out on the ground, along with a lot of water. Hopefully that is the fix.

I had read about sump pumps in some of these things but Kevin did not mention that. He said it was rare to have to go up on the roof for this issue that blowing some air thru that hose usually did the trick.
Sounds like it worked for you. but my setup is the same as yo described but my pump was frozen up, not with cold but with crud, l was able to get it going again by cleaning it real good, I have another new one now in the basement waiting, just in case. Mine leaked water inside from the unit.. good luck
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Sounds like it worked for you. but my setup is the same as yo described but my pump was frozen up, not with cold but with crud, l was able to get it going again by cleaning it real good, I have another new one now in the basement waiting, just in case. Mine leaked water inside from the unit.. good luck
Thanks for the tip. I will probably get up on the roof at our next stop and check all the units and I will check the pump. I will be camped near a good full service RV repair/parts facility so should be able to get whatever I need.

When I recently replaced a start capacitor on my front AC, I remember see a little box up there. I did not investigate. Does the pump reside there?
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Thanks for the tip. I will probably get up on the roof at our next stop and check all the units and I will check the pump. I will be camped near a good full service RV repair/parts facility so should be able to get whatever I need.

When I recently replaced a start capacitor on my front AC, I remember see a little box up there. I did not investigate. Does the pump reside there?
Yea, that was pro ally it, left front corner I think, weird looking pump but well made. I used WD 40 to free it up and get it turning again while waiting for anew one to be shipped, still working over a year later, so the new one is resting. Mine has a tray to catch the water, but I don't think the water can get out on the roof, mine was overflowing and leaking on the floor inside., some may have leaked on the roof?
Good luck. BTW cost about 100. with shipping
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