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|A/C water leak||ray||9-23-02|
|I have developed a water leak around my front roof A/C in my 87 Winnebago Elandan MH. It was raining and I was running the A/C so I don't know if the leak was from rain or the A/C condensation. Would appreciate any words of wisdom on trouble shooting this. |
Is the external shroud easy to remove? I assume there is a pan that catches the condensation and a tube to divert it to the roof?
Thanks for any help.
|Re: A/C water leak||Walt||10-29-02|
|When you get into removing the old seal, I found it to be a mess until I used a hair dryer to warm up the old adhesive which came up easily when warm.|
|Re: A/C water leak||Tom||9-23-02|
|You need to perform a test to determine which problem it is, Ray. Try running the A/C for a while both sitting still and moving on the road. If the water doesn't ever come in, then it's not the condensate drain. Then, play a hose around the a/c unit and see if it leaks. If it does, it's a seal problem. Roof A/C covers usually come off pretty easy with a series of screws. Just remember that if it's the original cover, it may be a bit brittle, so be careful. Good luck.|
|Re: A/C water leak||Joe||9-24-02|
|I would look at the foam seal that seals your A/C to the roof. The corners of the seal are glued, and age and heat get the best of these seals. They are simple to change.|
|Re: A/C water leak||ray||9-25-02|
|Joe, Do you have to remove the AC to install the foam seal? I have not gotten into the unit yet, (it has been raining for a few days) but I assume the seal goes between the A/C base and the roof so you would have to pull if off to replace. Is that how it is installed?|
Do RV shops normally carry the foam seal or do you have to order it?
|Re: A/C water leak||Donna Hall||8-28-06|
|I had freon put in my A/C last year. The next day, no A/C. I took it to another place this year, they pressurized the compressor and it seemed fine. They put a can of stop leak iin it, filled with freon, and again the next day, no A/C and no freon. What is wrong?|
|Re: A/C water leak||Joe||9-25-02|
|Yes, the A/C unit must be removed to replace the seal, and most RV repair/parts places carry them. It is an easy job, but it helps to have an extra pair of hands. Mark around the base on the roof with a magic marker on the corners before removing it. Clean the roof thoroughly and allow to dry before replacing the seal. There is adhesive on the side that goes to the A/C unit. Put the other side that touches the roof on dry.|