Question about Kenmore Heating & Cooling
As you know, the evaporator unit (the one that the filter covers) gets a lot of condensation which is drained thru the back (outside) of the unit. That's why the unit is installed a bit tilted to the back.
The factory drain hole is too small and gets plugged up easy, some units don't even have one, the water sits for long periods of time. bacteria grows and the smell starts.
Unplugg unit from electrical outlet.
Make sure the unit is tilted back a little.
Drill two 1/4" inch drain holes in the same back bottom corner and set a bucket to collect the dirty water that will come out while cleaning it.
Get a quart of air conditioning grill cleaner (the ecol-friendly, it is purple in color) mix it on a spray bottle with water on a 1:1 ratio.
Use masking tape and some plastic to cover electrical controls in front of unit.
Following application instruccions on bottle, carefully spray on evaporator and condenser, avoiding electrical controls. Rinse with pure water, 2 qts. minimum on each grill, let it drain for about one hour.
Uncover controls and connect unit to power outlet.
Run the fan-only for about 10 min. and then the compressor.
There are more professional ways to service the unit, but performing this simple steps will keep your unit in good shape.
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Posted on Jul 20, 2010
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