Air Conditioner Leaking Water

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Most Frequent Causes for Air conditioner leaking water

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Cause 1Leaning Too Far Forward

If the window or through-wall air conditioner is leaking water from the front, this indicates that the air conditioner is leaning too far forward. The air conditioner is designed to expel the condensate water from the back of the unit. Because of this, the air conditioner must be installed so that it leans back on a 1-2 degree angle.