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Cleanig your a/c drain

You should every year prior to the start of the a/c season run a cup of bleach down the drain of your a/c which is located on your inside unit and usually piped with 3/4 inch pvc the best way to do this is remove the cover to the evap coil and run the bleach directly in your drain pan inside the unit..this will help prevent build up of algae and aid in the prevention of clooged lines and a service call.

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my dpac10061 has started leaking on the bottom. it seems as it is holding water in the air conditioner. is there anything i can do on my end, i cannot find my manual. thanks, John Hennessy


locate the drain line from the front of unit it will go to the coil in the back of the unit. run a wire or some other material like that down the drain line until it starts to drain outside. if possible pour about 1/2 cup of bleach in drain pan at frount of unit. this will kill alge that growes in unit and stopes up drains.

Aug 28, 2010 | Danby DPAC10061 Air Conditioner

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My fujitronic is leaking water. Any solution?


hi friend,

Instructions
  1. Step 1 Pull the air conditioner from the window on a mild, sunny spring day. The sun shine will help in rapidly drying out the air conditioner after you perform the next routine process.
  2. Step 2 Place the air unit on a firm surface. Preferably a concrete slab or a few old boards. Do not place the unit on grass or dirt.
  3. Step 3 Use the screwdriver and remove the outer metal housing of the air conditioner. There are generally 4 to 6 screws along the lower edge of the cover that holds it to the frame.
  4. Step 4 Observe the inside of the air unit. Note that there is a plastic drain tray on the bottom. This drain tray carries away the condensation water from the cooling coil and allows it to flow to the outdoors and drip to the ground. The drain tray is plugged from last seasons collection of dust and bacteria growth.
  5. Step 5 Use the cup measure and pour some house bleach into the plastic tray. Allow the bleach to "work" on the nasty solids that have collected there for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Step 6 Connect the gardenmag-glass_10x10.gif hose to the outdoor spigot and attach the spray nozzle to the hose.
  7. Step 7 Spray in the interior of the air unit with the moderate pressure from the spray nozzle. Force the water into the plastic drain tray and remove all of the solid debris that is laying there. Spray the interior and exterior coils as well since you have the unit cover off. You will have to remove the interior filter as well. Clean the filter while it is exposed.
  8. Step 8 Place another cup of bleach into the plastic drain tray and allow the liquid cleaner to set for about 5 to 10 minutes than thoroughly rinse the unit with fresh water. The inside area should be thoroughly clean.
  9. Step 9 Allow the unit to completely dry in the sun. When dry, replace the exterior cover and place the unit back into the window. The unit will be cured of leaking for another cooling season.
Tips & Warnings
  • Weekly cleanings of the interior filter will help in alleviating bacteria build up in the drain tray. Living in an outdoor dusty environment may create the need to perform the bleach cleaning more than just once a year
thank u for using fixya

regards,
sivaranjini

Aug 11, 2009 | Fujitronic FA-1300 Air Conditioner

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mildew smell in towels after washing. Tried


Hi,
Everything that you did was good and right. Front loaders have a tendence to harbor mold and mildewy smells by the nature of their design. Cleaning the pump strainer, and repeating the steps that you took woll take care of the problem. The pump strainer is located between the drum and the pump, behind the kick panel of the washer. The strainer is connected to the drum with a rubber hose. Open and clean the strainer. While it is open, peer up into the pump, and see if you can see any other debris in there. Remove al that you can, and reassemble the strainer. Wipe down the seal faces at the door with a solution of bleachy/soapy water, and run a 'sanitary' load with bleach in all dispenser cups. Dump 1 cup of bleach also into the tub prior to starting the empty load. Use the hottest water setting. After the cycle ends, run another empty load to flush all traces of the bleach from the system. This should take care of the issue.

Best regards, --W/D--

Aug 08, 2009 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

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