I have a AMCOR ALD12000E Portable AC that is supposed to evaporate most of condensation/water, overflow goes in bottom pan for draining. It worked great for about 2 seasons. During this 'working' time the drain pan never filled up; however the first time I tried it this season and every time thereafter, it cooled fine but the drain pan fills up every 1-3 hours (depending on temp/humidity). I am hoping that something is just clogged so I can fix it.
Yesterday, I opened up the case and ran it for a while.
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It cooled fine but the bottom pan filled up. The cold top coils were cold and the side hot coils were hot. The odd thing is I couldn't see where the water slowly filling the bottom pain was coming from. All the 'pans' in the picture were dry except the bottom one. That one hose (clear plastic near top, then covered in black insulation) from the top cold-coil pan to the bottom drain pain didn't appear to be carrying any water, but I am guessing that this is probably the overflow hose so I don't think this is a problem. Oddly I poured 1/2 L of water in to the top cold-coil drip pan and still could not see any water in that hose, though it did make its way to the bottom pan somehow.
I guess my first question is how is this system supposed to work? There are cold coils at the top with air intake at the back and hot coils on the right side, with their own intake vents, lower than the cold coils. Underneath the top cold coils there's a something like a drip pan with the clear hose but the connection (for the condensation?) between the hot/cold coil sections is hidden/not accessible. Also the hose connection to the top is also not visible.
I would guess that the condensation from the cold coils is supposed to fall into/over hot coils (to be evaporated), the clear hose is for overflow. I guess it could also be possible that the hose is actually supposed to draw water up in to the hot coils (but this seems unlikely).
My second question is, how can I fix this ?