Air Conditioner smells like urine whe first starting up
Posted 22 July 2006 - 04:16 AM
That is the closest smell that I can use to explain what it is like. It seems to go away after it runs for a while.
Posted 22 July 2006 - 08:19 AM
Most likely its mold. Other then the smell does the unit seem to be operating properly?
If possible take the unit outside and remove its casing and wash it out with a hose.:poison: Naturally the unit should be un-plugged before doing this. I have found dead things(birds,mice,etc) inside units so B prepared 4 that. Look @ the wiring while U have the casing off and make sure U don't C any melted wires.
Make sure unit is completly dry before restoring power to it.
Hope this helps:)
Posted 29 July 2006 - 02:52 PM
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Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:06 PM
You say you clean them? Was that with AC coil cleaner which has a germicide to help kill the growth? After I drilled the holes my urine smell left town.
Posted 07 December 2007 - 01:14 PM
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Ok, problems here with this a/c thread.....yes the air will smell bad coming out of window units if they are not cleaned every year, and they have to hold water in the back pan to help remove the heat from the freon lines and keep the compressor cooled down....the reason for the smell is lack of maintance on the unit....repair all of the holes drilled in the pan with some sort of epoxy, this pan has to hold the water that drains from the front evaperator area, your problem is not the water being retained in the unit but not having the units cleaned every year, The window units have built in over flows for when the humidity is high and the pan gets too full, but the unit has to have this water for proper cooling....if you do not repair those holes to allow the water to collect in the back pan area you will be having a compressor problem sooner than later as it will be overheating and burning out internally.
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