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Old 09-22-2007, 09:42 PM   #1
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AC coils iced


What dos it mean when your AC coils have a thin solid block of ice on them
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Old 09-23-2007, 08:40 AM   #2
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AC coils iced


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.
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:42 AM   #3
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AC coils iced


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
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Old 09-23-2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:19 PM   #5
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AC coils iced


Been working without the ice since about 30 minutes after your post
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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Glad it worked out!
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Old 09-25-2007, 09:36 PM   #7
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AC coils iced


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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