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ET8CHMXKT05

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#1 dryerman45

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 07:11 AM

Dear Master,

I have a ref Model# ET8CHMXKT05,THAT i CLEAR THE DRAIN AND WITHIN A MONTH THE CUSTOMER IS CALLING BACK.i HAVE DONE SO MANY OF THESE WITH OTHER UNITS AND GET NO CALL BACKS.CoULD YOU ENLIGHTEN ME AS TO WHY THIS MIGHT BE HAPPENING

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:53 AM

Is the refer level????..............Left / right.........................Should be higher in the front..............Clear the drain of ?????....Ice ???..................Have you installed a drain heater to this unit ?????............Cleaned the end if the drain tube that is at the evaporator drain pan ?????....



#3 MicaBay

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 08:57 AM

Did you install the drain heater Part number: AP3119957

Part number: AP3119957

 

 

Also, what is the temp of the unit?


Edited by Samurai Appliance Repair Man, 20 March 2014 - 07:19 PM.


#4 Thirstytech

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 01:35 PM

All of the above suggestions and take a length of 1/4" plastic water supply line (just like the IM is plumbed with) cut one end at a 45 degree angle and fish it down the drain hole under the evap until it comes out down by the drain pan.  See if any old peas, french fries, or other disgusting $hit comes out of that line.



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Posted 19 March 2014 - 11:48 PM

I have used a piece of copper wire, in the drain connected to the heater.



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:53 AM

I have used a piece of copper wire, in the drain connected to the heater.

We have gone behind a "technician" in our area that does this. (He's also operating under the radar of L&I)  It does not work as well as using the drain heater part# 819043 



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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:45 AM

I have used a piece of copper wire, in the drain connected to the heater.

 

Copper will cause corrosion on the heating element.  The "factory" heater kit is aluminum.






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