Faulty condensation pumps are an issue our clients sometimes run into when using the HSC-60. One of the fittings on the pump does not have a check valve pump, so water can sometimes leak out of this fitting.
In the video below, our technician will show you how to make adjustments so you can have your air conditioner functioning properly in no time.
Transcript: What I’m going to demonstrate here is sometimes you’ll have instances where you’re trying to send the condensate water off the unit up higher than where the unit sits. There’s a fifteen foot lift on the pumps that are internally to this unit. The flaw that we’ve come across over time is this quick connect fitting, as water gets done being pumped, any water that’s left in the line comes rushing down back toward this fitting. There’s a check valve on this pump, but unfortunately there’s not a check valve on this fitting. So what tends to happen sometimes is that it will start leaking out of this fitting. So I’m going to demonstrate how to go about correcting this and we’re going to reroute your condensate line directly to the pump and removing this fitting all together so we don’t have any leaking problems.
Basically all you need is just to loosen this nut on the outside which will allow you to leave the hole for the next line. So that’s where your existing condensation line will come through directly to the pump that way it stays streamlined with the unit. So what I ask is just to have the nut put back onto the fitting so we don’t lose it.
Then you’ll come over to the wing on the pump itself. There’s a little wing nut, you just loosen it. If it makes it easier, you can also undo the screws that hold this pump back so you can get some room with it to pull it out. As you can see, it’s on the stem part of the unit which in here there’s a check valve. Just lightly wiggle the line back off and you take the wing nut off. And what I ask is this portion of the unit that you remove, is just stick it into the empty front compartment of the unit so you don’t lose it.
So, you’re going to take your existing longer line, it’ll be a little longer than this, and you’re going to run it through that hole so it comes out, put the wing nut on the end of the fitting like so and you’re going to put this portion back on the stem and you’re going to tighten that wing nut.
Now, you don’t want to over-tighten the wing nut because then you’re going to start leaking there so you just gently start tightening it until it’s snug. Again, you don’t want to over-tighten it because you’ll leak out of this wing nut where it meets the stem.
You’ll go ahead if you did remove it off the side of the pump, you’ll reattach it with the screws that are inside and go about reattaching the door with the screws.