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ocoee 09-22-2007 10:42 PM

AC coils iced
What dos it mean when your AC coils have a thin solid block of ice on them

Sammy 09-23-2007 09:40 AM

Could be the coils are starved for airflow due to either a clogged air filter, failed fan in the air handler, or the coils are really dirty.

ocoee 09-23-2007 10:42 AM

The coils were very disgustingly dirty

I was able to use a soft hairbrush (wife is out of town:)) as a coil comb

They aren't icing up anymore but I know I need to do a more thorough cleaning

I have a shedding dog and the filter has been gone since I had work done on the unit two or three weeks ago

I thought he replaced it but was merely assuming

Sammy 09-23-2007 10:57 AM

Thats probably it... Dirt will slow the air movement and allow the condensation to build up and then turn to ice.

I have two dogs that shed plus a cat so filters gotta get changed every two months max.

ocoee 09-24-2007 05:19 PM

Been working without the ice since about 30 minutes after your post

Sammy 09-24-2007 07:29 PM

Glad it worked out!

bigMikeB 09-25-2007 10:36 PM

Loss of air flow or loss of charge are the biggest causes of frosting/icing of coils. Try a coil cleaner like Virginia coil blaster.

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