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If the water that is coming out of the side vents of your air conditioner is in the form of a fine mist, then what you are seeing is normal. Samsung air conditioners (in fact, most current air conditioners) have a pan on the bottom that catches the water that condenses on the cooling coils. Fan blades pick up the water and spray it as a fine mist onto the compressor, cooling the compressor. This process improves the cooling efficiency of the air conditioner and keeps its EER at around 9.8.
However, if there is a great deal of mist coming out of the air conditioner, you may have installed the air conditioner incorrectly, allowing too much water to accumulate in the pan. The pans are built to retain a certain quantity of water and have a lowered portion on the outer back edge so that excess water can drain out the back of the unit. However, the air conditioner needs to be installed with a slight (about 5 degree or 1/4 inch) backwards pitch for the draining to work properly.
If your air conditioner is spraying excessive amounts of water, chances are that it is not pitched backwards enough and excess water is being picked up by the fan. To increase the backwards pitch, carefully unscrew the screws that hold the air conditioner in place, reset the air conditioner so that it has a slight backwards tilt, and then re-attach and tighten the screws.
Note: If you are having trouble getting the air conditioner to tilt back slightly, you can try sliding quarter inch shims under the front edges of the air conditioner.
Important: This is a two person job. Air conditioners are heavy and we recommend that you get a second person to help you hold the air conditioner in place when you unscrew the screws and when you move the air conditioner to reset it.