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Black flakes black "flakes" blow out sometimes. Could this be black mold?

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Chances are what you are seeing is not mold, but deteriorated insulation from the inside of the unit being ejected out the air discharge.

You may need to partiallly disassemble the front of the unit and find the area where the insulation may be damaged. If it's badly deteriorated, it may need to be replaced. In some units, the insulation is glued. In others, it's clipped in.

If it's just bruised, then a small piece of metal screening (1/8" or 1/4" hardware cloth) can be placed and secured over the damaged area to prevent subsequent damage and the black flecks you are witnessing.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

  • Debi Olivero Sep 30, 2013

    joed202902..THANK YOU! I will check this out.

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