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How do you clean mold/dirt on the inside of the unit? does the front or back come off?

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If the machine is really nasty then the best way is to take them out of the window and remove the outer metal covering which is usually held on by screws. I've stripped them down to wash them out a couple times but its no easy task.

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I am having mold and mildew smells, and when I pull back the rubber ring it is full of slim-like dirt. My clothes are now coming out smelling! How do I clean this, what products should I use??


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The smell usually comes when the washer is unable to drain water completely, you can run your washer at its hottest temperature setting with 1 cup of vinegar inside the unit. After this take off the bottom front panel and clean it completely, also clean the drain hose and drain pump filter, the smell should disappear after doing all this. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

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The styrofoam inside the unit is covered in black mold. I was wondering what i should do if anything.


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Mold spots on the inside of the rubber seal of the washer... how do i clean remove it/


two ways to remove the mold one you can either get some vinegar and water or bleach and water and sit with a bucket and a spong and scrub away on the mold areas or you can goto your local home depot and look for a product they sell called AFFRESH which is a product that not only cleans a front load washer it also prevents this mold occurance in the future you may need to use more then one tablet in order to clean you unit if you have never used AFFRESH before if you have any further questions message me back Thanks again Rick

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Have possible mold in window unit a/c with 10500 BTU. Model # AEW10AMG1. Mfg. 01/09. Can I remove/snap off front vent to clean unit with bleach?


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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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.

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