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.