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Old 08-17-2014, 11:39 AM   #1
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A/C Smell

Last two times we've used the A/C we've gotten a chemically smell that quickly stinks up the TT. It's run for ~20 hours prior to this (not all at once), so I don't think it's because it's new. It seems to work fine otherwise. Any ideas?
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:44 AM   #2
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are you sure it isn't black tank smell?
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:48 AM   #3
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It's not black tank. Was cleaning the roof the other day and got a good whiff of the vent stack and the two smells aren't even close
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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Could be a coolant leak... or more likely you need to go up on the roof and remove the cover and clean the unit out.. A/C units are a damp place and mold etc does grow up there...
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Could be a coolant leak... or more likely you need to go up on the roof and remove the cover and clean the unit out.. A/C units are a damp place and mold etc does grow up there...
Coolant leak? You mean refrigerant leak? Refrigerant is odorless. I would look at the mold situation first. if it were a refrigerant leak, the unit would not be cooling properly.
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Old 08-18-2014, 05:58 PM   #6
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Air conditioner are sealed units and can not generate their own odors. If there is an odor circulating through the duct system, it has been picked up from something else, and that would be from the inside. Nothing, air or otherwise, is drawn in from the outside.
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What kind of chemical smell? Is it a solvent like odor such as acetone, mineral spirits, ether or other like ammonia, chlorine or propane? Has the gas detector gone off? How about overturned containers in a cabinet or drawer?
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Robkelly do you think it might an electrical smell , rubber insulation melting
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