Condensation leaking into furnace part of unit. Can I cut into insulation board surrounding the evap coil to gain access to the coil? Seems like tech did this years ago when unit was serviced and coil cleaned. I am guessing dirty coil is at least part of the problem and there may be debris(?) blocking part of the condensation drain pan causing an overflow at the back of the unit? Any other thoughts on why I might be getting water leaking into the interior of the furnace?
This unit is old and I am guessing it needs to be replaced. the outside unit was replaced 8 or 9 years ago with a Goodman unit off of my homeshield warranty. I need to replace the blower motor as it is overheating and cuts off, slightly smoking after about 13 minutes. Just pulled the blower housing and about to pull the motor and source a replacement. I don't think the interior leaking had anything to do with the motor going out, as it was dirty, but dry.
I am thinking of a DIY replacement over a nice Texas fall weekend in November. How hard can this be? Mechanically it has to be easier than the cylinder head job I just did on my kid's Taurus. Seems like if I 1) match coil to compressor 2) have tech come and recharge freon and check pressures 3) am careful to make sure the installation is clean; it should not be too difficult. I am thinking I need a tech evacuate the freon before removing the old unit and then come out again to charge up the installed unit. Unless there is a way to collect the freon in the compressor? (read something about that somewhere)
Anyhow most important right now is clearing up the condensation leak since I am replacing the motor later today. But I am interested in opinions on DIY install as well.
Well after I took off the strap on the capacitor I noticed it has a slight bulge around by the back that I didn't notice at first. Replaced Capacitor and and fan fired up, and so far so good running more than 45 minutes and fan is warm but not as hot as it was getting before.
THANK YOU ALL for your input! Got lucky and looks like the cheapie fix was the right fix. Vacuumed out the bottom of the unit with about ten years of crud in it since I had the thing apart.