Air Conditioners Spitting or Spraying Water

Room air conditioners have a "slinger ring" around the rear fan blade that picks up water in the base pan and throws it against the condenser coils. This helps improve the efficiency of the unit and helps remove moisture from the pan.

What to Expect:

  • As the slinger ring throws the water against the condenser coils, you may see water spitting or dripping on the outdoor side of the unit. This is normal.


If your air conditioner is spitting water inside the room, this is not normal. Several things may be causing the problem:

  1. The air filter may need to be cleaned. Air Conditioners Cleaning the Filter
  2. The unit may be installed so that it is tilted slightly into the room. It should be level or tilted slightly to the outside (about 1/4").  Download a copy of the Installation Instructions
  3. The unit may need to be cleaned. Cleaning a Room Air Conditioner