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My Kenmore room AC spews black, carbon-like particles when running. I have cleaned the filter, with no change in the particle emmision.

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Misterbb I have the same thing happen with the LG in my office. I took the unit out, then took it outside, sprayed the front and back coil will Greased Lighting or dishwashing detergent mixed with water and washed it down with a garden hose. What is happening if like mine is that the dirt and such has built up on your fan blade, condenser coil, and evap coil and the unit just needs a good cleaning. I use to work in a shop in Texas where we did a lot of window units and cleaning was just part of the job. The coils should be bright and blade clean. Also if you take the cover off you should oil the fan motor with a light weight household oil. Hope this helps.

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Where can i buy filters

Amcor was bought out, and no longer supports this product or provides replacement parts for it. The unit has two filters:
  • Washable air filter which collects large dust particles and prevents bacteria build-up
  • An activated carbon filter to help remove odor
There is no manufacturer of filters (carbon or air) for this product, however if it were in my possession I would remove the carbon filter and take it into my local Home Depot or Lowes ( or whatever you have in your neighborhood) and see if they have something that might fit that is similar. Many filters work in more than one brand. The air filter should be washable still, if it is damaged you can probably do the same thing I suggested with the carbon filter.

May 01, 2014 | Amcor AL10000E Air Conditioner


Air Electronic Cleaner - Electronic Whole House Air Cleaner

An electronic air cleaner can improve the indoor air quality as well as the performance of your heating and air conditioning system. That’s why many people are now investing in electronic air cleaners, to treat the air in their homes and minimize pollutants. Polarization technology now also effectively removes mold spores, bacteria, smoke and carcinogenic particles that other filter systems will not easily stop.

If you or someone in your family has health issues that relate to air quality, then an electronic air cleaner is the way to go. If you are installing a new heating or air conditioning system, then make sure you have an electronic air cleaner installed with the new system. If you have an existing hot air heat or air conditioning system, then you can have an electronic air cleaner installed in the old system. The new filter can be easily installed in most hot air heating systems.

An electronic air cleaner can clean up many bad things in the air that normal filters will not catch. For best results make sure to clean the plates often. The effectiveness of the air cleaner will degrade as the build up of dirt accumulates on the plates. Clean plates will give much better results. Electronic air cleaners can be effective in removing smoke and odors also. The only downsides to an electronic air cleaner that I have found are the noise (snapping or popping) and the creation of ozone in some instances. The noise you will get used to after awhile. The ozone will be stronger if the air cleaner is too large for the building. If it is a problem, either speed up the air flow or install a smaller air cleaner.

When installed into your home’s heating and cooling system, an electronic air cleaner traps and filters up to 99% of airborne particles passing through the system to make sure cleaner air is distributed to all rooms in your home. When this air goes through an electronic air cleaner, the pre-filter traps the majority of the large particles. The particles that are too small to be trapped in the pre-filter are charged positive, and then attracted to negatively charge plates.

This advanced air cleaner captures microscopic impurities like dust, smoke and smog particles in addition to larger particles like mold spores and cat dander. Plus, you can say goodbye to monthly filter replacements by simply washing the air cleaner cells in your dishwasher or sink. If you have pets, smokers, allergy or asthma suffers in your home, you may want to think about a whole-house electronic air cleaner.

Electronic air cleaners overall are a great way to filter the air that you breathe and make sure that the quality of the air in your home is the best quality.

on Jan 02, 2010 | Heating & Cooling


Air Filter changing - easey and often

Examine the air filter at the beginning of each cooling and heating season and at the beginning of each day light savings time change. Write the date on the sides of new filters so you know when you changed them last.

A filter you can read a stop sign through is not a filter just a bigger trash collector. It wont stop particles that cause hay fever and irritate asthma. A filter that will help these items is one that you cannot see through except for light.

Keep a new filter on hand so you can compare the differences in color of the media. Some particles are so light colored they can only be seen by contrast.

A filter grille can usually be installed in under an hour (if the hole is correct size). Not only does it make changing a snap but encourages more frequent check ups. And this eliminates the indoor unit door not being put back in place correctly.

While changing look over the old filter for signs of moisture or special or different colors of particles so as to tell you about how good or poor the filter is doing. Wipe down the grille or door while open.

A washable filter is okay but you keep some of the dirt every time you put it back in place. Throwaway filters and electronic air cleaners are an excellent combination.

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I already sent in a question Order # 29744. Our window air conditioner Frigididaire Gallery blows out black particles about 1/8-1/4 inch in size. What is it? Is it dangerous? Please answer immediately. ...

Probably, what you're seeing is rust from the drain pan under the unit, that has become dislodged and is being picked up by the AC unit's fan or it could be the air intake filter breaking down and being blown in the house. Have you removed and inspected the air intake filter for dirt or clogs or deterioration ?

These are the things you need to inspect and troubleshoot first, to determine where they are coming from. If the unit is continuing to cool, as it should, I suspect that what I mentioned above may be the cause of the particles.

If it's the air intake filter replace it. If the particles appear to be rusty or slick, try flushing the drain pan under the outside of the unit. Be sure the outside of the unit is tiled down at least 1/4". Or it will not drain properly.

Is this a dangerous situation? I don't feel comfortable saying "Yes" or "No". But, it has to be a messy one. Be sure to turn the Master ON/OFF Switch to OFF and unplug the unit, before attempting to troubleshoot anything.

Hope this helps you to troubleshoot and solve the problem. Please let me know. Thanks

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Water build up and spew into the room out ofvent

No. It should not spew water into the room. The drain pan is choked up. clean the drain pan and the problem will be solved.

Aug 15, 2009 | Haier Heating & Cooling

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Ice blowing out of ac unit

it is not normal either the filter is blocked or your low on charge

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Black particles coming out of the room air conditioner

dirt, dust, or mold. could also be the tubing insulation flaking off. either way, open it up and clean it out. the dirt, dust, and flaking insulation can restrict air flow through the coils and cause the ac to not function properly. if it is mold, it's can cause sickness (legionaire's disease). do not use chemicals on the coils. it might be best to replace the ac alltogether. to prevent mold: when installing the ac, make sure the unit is slightly tipped towards the outside. any condensation that collects on the coils will drain out. failure to do so will result in water pooling inside, and this can cause mold.

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Too Hot to bare!

My Kenmore AC - #106-9752570 is also blowing out black particles that resemples felt. I put a new filter in a month ago. The button just above the on/off switch on the left front of unit has 3 settings (to the left/Fresh Air---to the right/Exhaust---and to the Top/Closed) The button is set on Closed & I can't move it to the 2 other settings. Could that be the problem?
My e-mail address: Sherri Carr, Jenks, OK

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that is foam insulation around the seal of the evaparator box pull the unit from the wall remove the cover to get to it and clean or replace it

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