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My FAC104 P1A window air conditioner does NOT drain any water. I don't even see a drain hole on the underside?? Am I overlooking something? Thanks, Jeff

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Some don't have a drain hole anymore. As long as you have it tilted slightly, any excess water will drain out. If your house or room feels good, it's working. It won't pull moisture out of the air if the air has already been dehumidified.

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