Question about Whirlpool Heating & Cooling
Whirlpool A/C ACQ189XZ1 18000 btu unit purchased in 2005. After taking off the front cover, the unit is moldy-- including the vents in front of coils, plus the stryo foam where the air comes out of unit is all moldy, as well as the front cover itself has mold on it. The a/c unit is mounted at the proper angle to drain water from unit, however there is water sitting in the far back corner of the outside of the unit. This is an Why is the inside of the unit moldy and how can I stop this from happening?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I bought a new Frigidaire
go to your local hvac part provider or online and order a canof evaporator spray cleaner and condenser coil cleaner perferable the lemon sented cans and follow the instrutions on the label
Posted on May 30, 2008
SOURCE: mold inside unit
There is a product on the market that will prevent mold from growing in your air conditioner.You should be able to find it at a refrigeration supply house.Just take the product and place it in the area where the water collects.There is also a product to help you clean your unit of contaminants on the heat exchanger surfaces.It simply sprays on,and can be later rinsed off.Its usually a straight forward matter to remove the cover from an air conditioner.Usually no more than 4 screws.Some units will slide out of their covers,after removing the screws that keep them locked in place,and some covers simply lift off from the rest of the unit once the screws are removed.In either case the rest of the unit minus the cover will remain intact,and can be cleaned.Cleaning the unit will almost always make it work better too,so your killing two birds with one stone.
Posted on Jun 26, 2009
You are very vague in your description but here is a method that applies to most situations: chlorine bleach diluted 50/50 with water in a spray bottle will certainly kill mold. Spray the area (if the louvers are removable, then get open access and spray all around. Wait 20 minutes, and spray again. If the surfaces are not highly porous, then this will eliminate the problem. How to avoid it from re-occuring can only be advised if you describe what you mean by louver casing and exactly where is the location .
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
Air condition and coil cleaner,can be found at your local hardware store.
I have used simple green full strenght,cleans and kills mold.
Posted on Jan 19, 2010
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You should be able to clean the mold from the coils with a bleach and water solution without any concern for damage to the unit. However.. there are products designed for this job. If you insist on using bleach I strongly suggest that you remove the unit from the window and perform the cleaning in an area where the bleach solution can drain out of the unit without dripping on and ruining carpeting, etc. inside or killing plants outdoors.
Below is a reply I gave to someone asking about cleaning coils. You might want to do this too, and these cleaners are designed for the task - and will remove the bleach smell at the same time.
Both the evaporator and condenser coils (inside and outside) can be safely cleaned with products specifically made for the job. Clean evaporator and condenser coils mean more efficient cooling - which means lower operating costs. Cleaning the coils can remove stale or other less desirable odors that originate from your air conditioner. An example of such a cleaner is made by Thermwell which is available at Lowes and other hardware and home improvement stores. There are many different manufacturers of the cleaners - so if this particular brand isn't available at the store you shop, another will do. Different brands and types have different application methods - so you should read and follow the directions on the can. Many of the canned foaming / spray type cleaners are "rinse free" - meaning it is not required to rinse the foam off - as running the unit will allow the condensation that forms of the coils to do the rinsing for you. If you remove the unit an clean outdoors - or driveway, etc. then go ahead and gently rinse with a garden hose. Keep the water from the inside electrical and electronic controls. It should be noted that window / thru the wall types and other non-central air conditioning units should be tilted so that the condensation and chemicals drain outside - not into the house. If your AC hasn't been dripping water inside, it should be fine. Usually all that is needed is to remove the front grill and filter to access the coil. With the unit off (preferably unplugged) spray the foaming cleaner into the coil and let it sit to work on the dirt, grime, mold, nicotine, etc. that has collected on the coil. When the last step of the can's printed directions are complete - the job is done. You can find some helpful videos on Youtube to show how the cleaning is done on the larger, central air type units.
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Posted on Aug 12, 2010
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