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There is mold growing in the front of my ac is there anyway to take it apart and clean it?

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clean the coils the front and the back with coil cleaner and leave it in the sun until it dry. Do not turn it on whe is weat.

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yes they are very good for that... and for the bad news it is almost impossible to get it out.... sorry for the bad news but all of them do it

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Air condition and coil cleaner,can be found at your local hardware store.

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there is a alum coil cleaner works good its a acid be carefull. or try sound good elbow grease. bleach and water.mean green, 409, blade type? or sqiurl cage type it would be best to take it off to clean. i hope this helps you

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Hi, carefully remove the control knobs first. Then behind the knob you should have screws.to remove, Some units the front just un snaps and comes off, but do be careful as you can crack it. The mold is coming from the coil behind it. You will need to give it a good cleaning. They make a coil cleaner, but you can use 409, of a mildew cleaner. Best of luck,
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