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PDuff

Member Since 17 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Oct 17 2014 03:21 PM

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In Topic: Cleaning out a Friedrich SS12L30 room A/C

16 October 2014 - 03:38 PM

Usually the rear of the Styrofoam drain trough below the blower fan shroud is where the "gookus" accumulates.  I've tried every short cut I could think of to clear it without pulling the unit, only to get called back.  The 12,000 btu chassis may be separate from the cabinet to make it easier to pull.  If the cabinet's attached, hopefully the installer thought ahead (yeah, right), and didn't seal it in too tight.


In Topic: Walking out

16 October 2014 - 03:22 PM

I don't recall really being abused by a customer, even those who I expected may have been unbalanced, or just a jackass.

 

But now I have to wonder.  Can one unbalanced jackass (customer) recognize another unbalanced jackass (me)?

 

Hmmm........  :kopkrab:   Perhaps.  :bangin:


In Topic: Cleaning out a Friedrich SS12L30 room A/C

16 October 2014 - 02:03 PM

Not sure about any service manual for the Friedrich, but the best way to clean any window/room a/c is to remove the unit from it's mounting and cabinet.  Have a water hose with a high pressure nozzle with a fan/spray setting ready, as well as an acid based coil cleaner (should be available from your parts or chemical distributor).

 

With the nozzle set for fan or spray, flush out the evaporator and condenser, being careful not to bend or damage the fins.  You can also spray into the blower and condenser fan blade with the hose, just keep away from the motor and controls.  Gently flush out the evaporator drain trough as well.

 

Pour the coil cleaner into a spray bottle and dilute with water as directed.  I like mine a little on the strong side, depending on the buildup.  Set the spray bottle to a fan setting, and closely spray the evaporator and condenser starting from the top, working left to right, to the bottom.  It never hurts to hit the blower and condenser fan blade with a little cleaner as well.  Let sit for a few minutes.

 

Then rinse the unit thoroughly with the water still set to fan or spray until the coils are shiny, and the evaporator drain trough and unit base are clean and free of debris.  Drain any excess water and reinstall unit.

 

I used to clean dozens of window a/c's every summer for the packing houses and apartment complexes.  Steady money during the slow time of the year.


In Topic: ROPER FGP337HW0 BAKE BURNER nla

15 October 2014 - 09:31 AM

Looks like Whirlpool discontinued this style burner for a lot of their models, except for one common burner that uses a spark igniter.  GE has some similar burners, but mounting could be an issue.


In Topic: Walking out

15 October 2014 - 08:51 AM

A potential crime scene is definitely a valid reason to walk out.  I had to cancel a call once myself because they wouldn't let me past the yellow tape.



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