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Strange smell The A/C has been operating normaly until last week. we used it 2 weeks ago with no problems. It wasn't used for one week. The next time we went to use it there was a strange smell with the cold air. I have since removed the case and used Clorox wipes to clean the squirrel cage. I did not notice any mold. I noticed some rust stains at the bottom of the radiator (the cold one). The rust was around the bottom of both side supports for the cooling pipes. I could just faintly sm


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Have you cleaned the evap coil? Most often smells come from the evap coil. A bleach type product used for cleaning will solve this problem.\015\012\015\012Thanks

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Strange smell The A/C has been operating normaly until last week. we used it 2 weeks ago with no problems. It wasn't used for one week. The next time we went to use it there was a strange smell with the cold air. I have since removed the case and used Clorox wipes to clean the squirrel cage. I did not notice any mold. I noticed some rust stains at the bottom of the radiator (the cold one). The rust was around the bottom of both side supports for the cooling pipes. I could just faintly sm


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I just bought a samsung 15k BTU window a/c, I haven't seen any water dripping out of the bottom of the unit. In fact there is absolutely no moisture anywhere. Is this normal. Humidity is low, and it is around 76 degrees outside. Unit is blowing ice cold, but I do notice a smell. This is a 1 year old used unit.


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We have had our Mitsubishi mr. slim unit for three years. Last summer we noticed a moldy smell while the unit is running. We have just used it for the last two nights and the same moldy smell is much worse. Can you give me the reason this unit is causing this smell and possibly the solution to this problem. Thank you, Mark Walsh


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We noticed a burnt smell in our home. Then we noticed that our furnace was no longer on. We went in the basement to check the furnace, and noticed that water backed up into the furnace and rusted everything out inside. What do I do?


Sorry to say the only safe course of action is to replace your furnace.Depending on how high the water level reached it couuld have got in your gas valve in which case it is not to be trusted even if you could get it to work I would not try to use it ... Air Conditioners

My dimplex has a remote control box that plugs into the outlet. I haven't used it for a year or more. smelled something hot when it was on. the outlet & box was very hot, the bottom of the box was melting. found out that my mom's dimplex did the same thing, only hers did not have a remote box. one space (where prong was) on the outlet was burnt looking. now I am afraid to use it again. This is scary if it is a dimplex fire risk.


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I have a Carrier furnace and noticed water on the floor. I saw it was coming from the filter housing. I pulled out the filter which was wet only on the bottom And noticed the pan/track it sits in had water in it. There is no water dripping from above it or in the duct leading to the blower or the cold air return. It's like the water appears from nowhere... I changed the filter and the same thing happened. Where is the water coming from?


Hello, there might be a crack in the condesate pan. Usually if the leak is concentrated in one area that is the cause. If the water would be leaking all around then a blockage in the drain line would be a problem. Have the drain pan inspected. ... Air Conditioners

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I have a 20 year old honeywell quartz air/heating control. I'm not really sure how to use the heater. It has two separate toggles at the top (one blue and one red), a button that you push "up" at the bottom, which appears to turn this dial inside to either red or blue, a clock thing that doesn't work, or at least appears to do nothing. The air comes out warm for a bit, and then goes cold.


The Blue knob is for cooling the red for heating. I would reccomend replacing it due to the fact the age and it probably has yrs of dust built up on the mercury bulbs which can throw the tempurature off. Dust on these old mecury style thermostats i ... Air Conditioners

6000 BTU window A/C makes loud sucking sound while running. I've cleaned the filter multiple times. It seems to be draining OK, and it blows cold. I found this post online, and it sounds like my problem. What should I do? "I bought one of these between 3 and 4 years ago. It did get heavy use during the summers; I installed it per the directions, I cleaned the filter regularly and did everything else I knew of to do for maintenance. Lately it had been doing a strange sucking or slurp


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I just bought a house and don't know how to use the honeywell AC,it's a central AC,has a manual control,when I turned on , I don't feel any cold air,I notice the fan inside the house is working, but the device outside the house is not. The thing is I don't Know if I'm seeting up correctly or not or the AC is broken


Do you have the system on A/C and it's calling for it to come on? If so, go to your breaker box and see if the unit is getting power. Also, you will need to check if the unit is being told to come on by the tstat. If you don't know how to check v ... Air Conditioners

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Cae15esr my 2 year old crosley does not shut down. I turn off the unit and the compressor continues to run. I also notice, when set to economy, it continues to run on high and really cold air. I can also smell the refrigerant at times.


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New heat/ac installed oct 09 by friend/family members..started using air last week..noticed it wasnt cooling..today its 84 in home-NO cold air blowing. what in the world did they do wrong on install?


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Wow great site! Problem with my 600 series penguin Unit started acting strangely last weekend, smelled something electrical when I first turned it on. but then cooled fine. This weekend DW took it out for a couple days. but had to bring it home early. compressor was not kicking in. I removed the cover up on top and tried to run it . I noticed a little smoke coming up. Shut it down, turned off the power and removed the cover to the electric. the part next to the capacitor looked to be the offen


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My Danby Premiere DPAC 13009 is leaking water through the bottom. I have attached the continuous drainage hose, and no water is going through it. I tried to manually drain the tank using the drain at the bottom, but no water is going through that either. All the water is leaking out the bottom, and I have not even used the dehumidifier mode yet.


Water is collected from cooling mode,\015\012not just dehumidifier mode. It does not always evaporate into the\015\012exhaust stream due to design limitations.\015\012\015\012\015\012Of course the water should never leak\015\012eve ... Danby DPAC12031 Air Conditioner

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