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Ac odor Hi - my Comfort Aire model # RADS 81 is stinky. Might be mold/mildew odor. How can I get rid of this smell?

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Clean the coils the front and the back with coil cleaner and leave it in the sun until it dry. Do not turn it on whe is weat.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

And leave it in the sun until it dry. do not turn it on weat.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Clean the ac with coil cleaner make sure to wash it off with water very good .

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

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I have mold growing inside where the fan is.


The outer chassis needs to be removed and then gain access to the scroll fan. Once accessable use a mold and mildew remover on everything EXCEPT the evaporator coils. Many mold and mildew removers are very corrosive to evaporators. A well used scotch brite pad works well on any styro-foam and metal. A pot scrubber brush also does a good job on cleaning the scroll fan. Once you finish cleaning use a fresh water squirt bottle to rinse off the mold and mildew cleaner residue as best you can. Place rags in the bottom and rinse. Wring out the rags and rinse again. I personally use Mr. Muscle Mold and Mildew Remover but it is really hard on your hands. Disposable Latex gloves are a must. You will not get rid all of the discoloration off of styrofoam but you will get rid of the smell and the majority of the problem. This is a task a homeowner can do.... just be careful when gain access to the scroll fan.

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Strong smell of fuel comming from main outlet vents


The only thing that is vaguely related to fuel (which it's not) in your AC unit is R14 refrigerant gas. Under most circumstances, it's described as a sort of sweet smell. If that's what your smelling, it indicates the it's leaking either fro the compressor or the cooling coils. In which case, the unit will stop cooling pretty quickly.

With that said, it mat be a case of the odor is from another outside source and the unit is picking up the odor and circulating through the AC unit. Also, the air intake filter may need to be removed and cleaned and/or replaced. When you remove the filter, it may give you access to view the condensation pan and the cooling cool and heat disbursement (cooling) fins, which all may need cleaning.

If the condensation pan shows signs of mold or mildew. you can clean it with a bleach and water solution and then rinse it thoroughly. For the coils, use warm water and dish washing detergent. Use a vacuum with a hose and brush attachment to clean the cooling fins.

Check outside an take note of any fuel type odors, that the unit may be picking up.

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

Jun 12, 2011 | Heating & Cooling

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My air conditioner just shut down like it has no power but the outlet has power. Is there a reset button or something? It's a Comfort Aire Model RAD-151-B


Many window units now have a GFCI plug. If the power cord, where it plugs into the wall, is huge, it should have a reset button on the face or side of the plug.

If not, then a power fuse on the control panel has blown, or the control panel has died.

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I have a terrible odor coming from my infinity that is causing respiratory problems. It is a sour smell. One ac guy says it is because my plenum is not metal


I would lean more to possible mold or mildew in a/c box. They make a product called Fridge-fresh Dealerships used it to stop the smell from happening. What causes this is people run the a/c on max instead of reg a/c. This prevents the system to breath out the much needed mildew in system and allow it to breath as well

Jun 12, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Remote control for Comfort Aire AC Model # RAD-81C


If you need a remote for your ac unit go to ebay. You can get a universal remote for your unit. Russ

Mar 23, 2010 | Comfort-Aire RAD-81 Air Conditioner

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Comfort aire A/C Rads 101-A EE light


Possible faulty control electronics. Call a repairman.

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Moldy smell to air


I have a maytag ac unit that kept smelling moldy. We tried spraying with antifungal, only helped for a short time. I took the unit (ac unit slides out of window case) outside and carefully removed screws only to discover the fan was covered in mold!!!! Oh my what a horrible discovery! I washed the fan blades with bleach and water mix. I completely and carefully washed and wiped down the air conditioner careful around the control box. Then I let the unit sit outside in the sun untill completel dry. Good bye mold and fresh clean cool ac!! I will do this each year now that I saw that ugly mold!! That is definetly a health hazard! I would reccommend you either thouroughly clean your unit or pay someone to do it or get a new unit right away!! Don't use that moldy unit another day!! Good Luck!

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