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HEAT PUMP/AIR CONDITIONER UNIT SMELLS ONLY WHEN AIR IS ON

I HAVE AN AMERICAN STANDARD HEAT PUMP/AIR CONDITIONER UNIT OUTSIDE MY MOBILE HOME. THE UNIT IS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD. LAST WEEK IT SMELLS ONLY WHEN THE A/C IS ON
WHEN HEAT IS ON IT DOES NOT SMELL UNLESS IT GOES IN DEFROST MODE AND JUST A FEW SECONDS THEN WHEN THE WARM AIR COMES THRU THE SMELL GOES AWAY. I HAD IT LOOKED AT AND NO ONE KNOWS WHY.
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I know what it smells like...a dead animal! It is not a burning smell because it happens only when Cool is on. I hope someone has a solution for this. We have changed both filters but that didn't work. And the smell comes through even when the filters are taken out.

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Not sure what the smell...smells like.  My guess is dirt or dust near the heating elements.  These will cause a burning smell.  Sometimes insects even get into the act..building webs.
You will have to clean that area out...sometimes a large blower or vac can dislodge the dust.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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