How to Drain Hisense Air Conditioner


Hisense Air Conditioners are a popular choice in the Australian household market due to their affordability and reliability. However, Hisense air conditioners have been known for problems involving water leaks from internal components.

In particular, the drain hose of a Hisense AC has been known to detach from the water tank located on top of the unit. In this article, I will discuss how to drain Hisense air conditioner. So let us get started.

How to Drain Hisense Air Conditioner

Guide on How to Drain Hisense Air Conditioner:

1. Prepare the tools: – spanner – screwdriver – bucket (2-3 gallons)

2. Unplug AC from the power socket and switch off at front panel of Air Conditioner;

3. Open drain cap for “Rear Drain” and place a bucket underneath it to catch water, then open the Air Intake grille in front for air venting;

4. Remove screws on both sides of the remote control compartment and unplug the wire connector;

5. Pull down on remote control cover to remove it, then pry up on left side rail to release the rail clips holding top cover in place.

6. Pry back cover with your fingers until clip released, tilting if necessary to remove the cover.

7. Remove screws on both sides of the filter compartment, then lift out the filter to empty water in it;

8. Put back the filter and close the cover, carefully sliding top-down to engage rail clips, being careful not to touch the LCD screen with your hands or any metal objects.

9. Open drain cap for “Front Drain,” place a bucket under it to catch water, then open Air Intake grille at the front portion of AC;

10. Remove screws on the outer casing of the front panel (bottom clip first), then remove the keypad bezel by pulling away from the center console after you release the rear bottom rail clips.

11. Pry up outer left side rail clip while releasing right side rail clip.

12. Pry up outer right side rail clip while releasing left side rail clip.

13. Pry up bottom clips of the front panel, then lift it out.

14. Remove screws on front fan cover, then remove the lid and disconnect wire connector;

15. Drain water from compartment using a hose connected to faucet outdoors, quickly replacing front fan cover after the water drained out;

16. Replace all parts and follow steps 1-3 in reverse order to reassemble Hisense AC back to regular operation.

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Precautions While Draining Hisense Air Conditioner:

Precautions While Draining Hisense Air Conditioner
  • Make sure that the power supply is turned off.
  • Do not insert any metallic objects into the drain hole at the bottom of the Hisense Air Conditioner.
  • Be careful with glass windows during draining if your Hisense AC has a condensate drain at its backside.
  • Wear protective gloves before touching or handling anything inside the unit.
  • Depending on the model, you may need to remove an internal drain line clamp before draining your Hisense AC.
  • Make sure that enough room is available around your unit for working and carrying out repairs safely.

What Are The Prominent Problems of A Hisense Air Conditioner?

Hisense air conditioner is found to have several problems. Here, a short discussion on the prominent ones:

Discomforts in Working:

The Hisense AC is made up of parts that fit together. Sometimes these parts come loose and start making noise. This happens when the AC is not properly maintained or installed.

The other reasons include lesser lubrication to the moving parts and high-impact shocks during transportation, affecting the alignment of different components. Therefore, while using or employing, one must check for this defect by listening for any irritable sound coming out of it.

If detected, you must put your hands on its various joints and apply a tiny amount of pressure to see if it gives in. This gives you a basic idea: of whether the joints are properly fitted or not.

Maintenance Problems:

The filter of the AC must be checked and cleaned out periodically. Otherwise, the dirt and particles accumulate inside the unit, making it difficult to work correctly.

This problem can be detected easily by checking your electricity bills as higher bills indicate a lack of maintenance of the machine, eventually leading to more problems.

Heating Problem:

Another major problem with a Hisense air conditioner is that it starts giving heat during winters rather than cooling down the atmosphere, making us uncomfortable due to the hotness all around us.

To avoid this situation, one must understand how exactly an air conditioner works and ensure that it is adequately drained and properly.

The Reason Behind The Problem:

Most of the time, when we switch on our air conditioner to enjoy coolness all around us, we fail to understand the fact why this happens since during summers, an AC works as a heat exchanger meaning that it absorbs heat from inside and lets you enjoy cooling down outside.

One must check for these problems before getting into trouble by fixing them immediately through maintenance and good servicing to avoid such situations.

Maintenance of a Hisense AC:

Maintenance of a Hisense AC

1. Keep the filter clean. If you cannot find your filter, it may be inside the AC under a cap that says “filter” or “clean filter.”  A dirty, clogged filter will cause your AC to run inefficiently.  The more efficiently the AC runs, the less energy it uses and the longer its lifespan will be.

2. Dust off intake grills on each side of the unit every couple of weeks (I recommend doing this at least once per month, but he can vary). They are located directly in front of the air from outside when the unit is running. The intake grill is a gap between parts of the cabinet.

3. Every few months, clean the fan inside the unit (it’s easy to find and get to).  It’s at the top of the team on the back wall. Remove any dirt that has gathered there.   You can blow it out or wash it with water if you wish since it will just collect again later.

4. Clean condenser coils yearly if you live in an area where leaves fall off trees onto your AC (and whatever other debris might collect there. If this isn’t done, efficiency decreases, and lifespan decreases, so do this part while at your yearly maintenance appointment discussed below.

5. Clean outside grate feet for maximum airflow every couple of months if leaving them all winter doesn’t cause rust. If it does cause rust, then do one foot at a time from the outside bottom of the unit every other month.


I hope you have all the necessary information on draining the Hisense air conditioner. Ensure all the precautions while performing the process. Thank you, and have a nice day!

Jennifer Branett
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