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Hi. We've been running our LG BP6000ER window unit air conditioner for four seasons. We've made seasonal efforts to clean the interior with a hose, but this year we're noticing a strong mold/mildew smell eminating from the unit particularly when the compressor cycles off. Short of taking the unit to a professional to be cleaned is there anything we can do to either (1.) clean it more thoroughly-- perhaps by removing certain parts or (2.) to kill the mold with a spray of some kind. We'd be grateful for any suggestions. Thanks.

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Take it outside .get the hose .buy some coil cleaner hardware store .clean the coils good.. both of them .try to be carfull of the controls not to get them to wet ..cover them if you want ..after cleaning coils tilt unit to remove most of the water let it dry, use a fan its quicker should do the trick .it will work like new and smell better

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