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Old 09-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #1
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Leaking roof Carrier Air

I tighten the four bolts that pulls down on seal but it still leaks I can't see were its leaking around the seal water is coming out of the drain hole. it may run for an hour or so before its leaks inside the camper.

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:11 AM   #2
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I had this problem and one of the two drain plugs was clogged with crud. A litlle chlorine bleach cleared up the water dripping out of my return air

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Old 09-13-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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If you over tightened the bolts you will crush the gasket and it will leak. Also check the drain pan to se if it is clear. You will need to go up top and pull the cover and also the plastic housing for the unit. While you are in the u nit you might as well clean the coils. First brush all or the lint off the evaporator coil with a soft brush being careful to not damage the fins.

You may need to replace the gasket with a new one. You will need to disconnect the wires at the unit and take the 4 bolts out from below. Put down some cardboard or plywood and roll the unit over on its side. Scrape off all of the old gasket. Stick the new gasket to the bottom of the unit and gently roll the unit back into place. DO NOT use and caulk on the gaskets...it makes a real mess.

Back inside, lift and scoot the unit where it is centered over the hole and tighten the bolts to where the new gasket is compressed 50% of its original thickness.

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Are you sure it is leaking in via the seal?

Fact: on my Intruder the Carrier Air V's (And the new Advent on the rear as well, it uses a carrier lower unit) sometimes dump water.. I mean if they are running (Fan on HI) they will drip.drip, but if I shut the fan off NIAGRA FALLS.

Took me like 8 years to fully figure it out.

Clean the intake filters (the inside filters) and the problem goes away.

Why did it take so long... Well as part of "Cleaning up the mess" I routinely clean those filters.
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