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Question DetailsAsked on 6/25/2016

1987 evap Coil pan leaking H2O, how much $ to fix or replace just the coil.

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Could be the drain tube has just blocked up - commonly running a piece of wire through it with vinegar will clear that out - or usually easy to replace - just a plastic tube with hose clamp or press-on fitting usually.

Or could be the drip pan corroded out - should be replaceable for around $150 or so service call. If you can provide the make/model number off the evaporator when you call it would help possibly eliminate a second visit - one to find out size, second to install after he goes to get one or after it comes in if has to be ordered.

If an integral pan with the evaporator, commonly a thick PVC or rubber liner can be put in it and sealed to the outlet with a compression drain fitting to line it and make it waterproof again - similar cost.

Coil replaxcement (though you have done real well to have yours last 20 years) generally $1000+ so you don't wanbt to go there is avoidable. Note this leaking water is NOT a coil failure - it is just condensate water running off the coil as the warm moist air hits the cold coil - same as water running down a bathroom mirror during a shower - so the pan or drain tub is the problem, NOT the coil.

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Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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