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Have a problem with my carrier air conditioner smelling like mold--also when cleaning what i can reach in the back fan it is totally black then when i turn it on small particles of black come out with the air

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    Sam Gibson Feb 09, 2017

    I'm sorry to hear that your air conditioning unit is giving off a mold like smell when you turn it on. It might be a good idea to have a licensed, experienced, and reputable professional come out to look at it. I'd be curious to know how often you should have your ducts cleaned and inspected. I've never thought about mold in my own HVAC system.



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Sounds like you need to have the duct work cleaned by a professional.

Is your duct work in the concrete floor? If so check for water in the duct work. You can go to one of your supply grilles in the floor, take the grille up and look into the ductwork. If you have water, you need to find out if you have a plumbing leak or if it is just runoff from a hard rain. Nevertheless, it needs to be fixed.

Is your duct work in the ceiling? If so, and you still have mold, just have a professional duct cleaning company clean your duct work and it should solve your problem.

One other thing, make sure the condensate drain from your heater is not stopped up and dripping water into the duct work if the duct work is in the floor.

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