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Making Sure the Condenser Unit is Level

The condenser must be level for proper operation. If it is not, then problems with drainage and premature wear and tear will occur. To check for level, proceed as follows:
  • Take a level and lay it on the top of the condensing unit in north/south and east/west orientations.
  • The unit should be level in both orientations.
  • If it is not, adjust the height and level the unit by adjusting the leveling feet or by shimming the feet with wood shims slightly to achieve level.
  • If the unit is seriously out of level, then repair or replace the concrete slab block the unit sets upon.

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