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Old 07-30-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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My Carrier central A/C unit puts out air through all vents that has a harsh smell to it. We have cleaned the ducts, cleaned the inside coil with a contractor with no luck. As I looked in the box around the inside coils, the insulation was black. Under that top layer it is yellow, but the top layer is black. See, I don't know what normal is since my other unit has a silver lined insulation. The problem unit was put in 2001, model CD5AXW036021AAAA. Is the smell from that insulation?

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Old 07-30-2008, 10:13 AM   #2
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Try cleaning the evaporator drain pan and line with some bleach. You may have some mold in there that could cause the smell. Also ensure that there is a trap on the drain line that goes to your floor drain and fill the drain with water to ensure you have a proper water seal against odors coming from the floor drain. Might even want to pour some water down your floor drain to ensure that pee trap is full as well.

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Old 07-30-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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On my old Carrier system, I found that if I ran the fan continuously while the AC cycled on and off, I got a foul odor. I left the fan on AUTO and tha solved it.
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Had a mouse that got whacked on the fan blade from a refrigerator once and died close to the fan. Very gross, anything is possible.
Check the black stuff with a Qtip-if it comes off and you think it is mold you have a major problem with your house (and your health--bad for the lungs). My a/c was put in in 1995, not black, and no smells.
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