Changing a Drain Pan the Easier Way
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Eric came across a cracked drain pan, which requires full replacement of the drain pan. He and Bryan spotted some signs of possible rough jobs in the past, which can indeed lead to a cracked drain pan. Eric removed the pan by pulling the blower assembly out, pulling panels off, removing the evaporator coil’s screws on the front, removing the ones on the back, and lifting the pan out from under the coil. You can usually slide the coil a little bit forward to access the back of the drain pan a bit more easily.
Eric’s method works on smaller coils; if you have a large coil that you are unable to lift, then it might be a better idea to pump down the system and pull the coil.