From: Richard Fangnail on
I have a wall LG1230 A/C in my apartment. Sometimes when I use it,
the air smells terrible, almost like urine. I asked the maintenance
guy and he said there's nothing we can do, except turn the temp
cooler. I suppose something is moldy inside. It can't be animal pee
since I'm on the second floor.

Sometimes it smells bad and other times it doesn't. It also smells
bad on fan-only mode. Do you think there's anything I can do?
From: GregS on
In article <744b05c0-5c12-459d-8fd7-fe524fafe82b(a)h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com>, Richard Fangnail <richardfangnail(a)excite.com> wrote:
>I have a wall LG1230 A/C in my apartment. Sometimes when I use it,
>the air smells terrible, almost like urine. I asked the maintenance
>guy and he said there's nothing we can do, except turn the temp
>cooler. I suppose something is moldy inside. It can't be animal pee
>since I'm on the second floor.
>
>Sometimes it smells bad and other times it doesn't. It also smells
>bad on fan-only mode. Do you think there's anything I can do?

I was looking for a fogger I just saw on a car TV show. Supposed to cure mold
problems. Can't find it right now. That unit also requires plugging into car 12 volt socket.

They do sell various spray can cleaners for cars. It
should work in the apartment, except it will not recirculate, and
you should vacate for a length of time. While spraying into
intake, you should hold your breath or get window fans going.
Actually once you get a good spray into unit, Turn it off
for as long as you can. Wait till its cooling before you spray.

I would probably first just try lysol.
From: GregS on
In article <i414g0$ftn$1(a)usenet01.srv.cis.pitt.edu>, zekfrivo(a)zekfrivolous.com (GregS) wrote:
>In article <744b05c0-5c12-459d-8fd7-fe524fafe82b(a)h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
> Richard Fangnail <richardfangnail(a)excite.com> wrote:
>>I have a wall LG1230 A/C in my apartment. Sometimes when I use it,
>>the air smells terrible, almost like urine. I asked the maintenance
>>guy and he said there's nothing we can do, except turn the temp
>>cooler. I suppose something is moldy inside. It can't be animal pee
>>since I'm on the second floor.
>>
>>Sometimes it smells bad and other times it doesn't. It also smells
>>bad on fan-only mode. Do you think there's anything I can do?
>
>I was looking for a fogger I just saw on a car TV show. Supposed to cure mold
>problems. Can't find it right now. That unit also requires plugging into car 12
> volt socket.
>
>They do sell various spray can cleaners for cars. It
>should work in the apartment, except it will not recirculate, and
>you should vacate for a length of time. While spraying into
>intake, you should hold your breath or get window fans going.
>Actually once you get a good spray into unit, Turn it off
>for as long as you can. Wait till its cooling before you spray.
>
>I would probably first just try lysol.

Here is something you can watch. This is a different product
to use with fan off I guess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBkFwV2jmhY
From: Bert Hyman on
In
news:744b05c0-5c12-459d-8fd7-fe524fafe82b(a)h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com
Richard Fangnail <richardfangnail(a)excite.com> wrote:

> Sometimes it smells bad and other times it doesn't. It also smells
> bad on fan-only mode. Do you think there's anything I can do?

Your A/C also dehumidifies and the water has to go somewhere; make sure
the drain isn't plugged. If the A/C case isn't level, some water might
be puddling inside the case and not even making it to the drain.

If the innards are dirty, moisture can collect in the dusty parts and
start to stink after a while, so look into that too.

Since you're in an apartment on the 2nd floor, some of this might
require your building's maintenance crew.


--
Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert(a)iphouse.com
From: Richard Fangnail on
On Aug 12, 8:54 am, Bert Hyman <b...(a)iphouse.com> wrote:
> Innews:744b05c0-5c12-459d-8fd7-fe524fafe82b(a)h40g2000pro.googlegroups.com
>
> Richard Fangnail <richardfangn...(a)excite.com> wrote:
> > Sometimes it smells bad and other times it doesn't.  It also smells
> > bad on fan-only mode.  Do you think there's anything I can do?
>
> Your A/C also dehumidifies and the water has to go somewhere; make sure
> the drain isn't plugged. If the A/C case isn't level, some water might
> be puddling inside the case and not even making it to the drain.
>
> If the innards are dirty, moisture can collect in the dusty parts and
> start to stink after a while, so look into that too.
>
> Since you're in an apartment on the 2nd floor, some of this might
> require your building's maintenance crew.

> Bert Hyman      St. Paul, MN    b...(a)iphouse.com

I don't have access to the outside of the AC - I think I can't open it
from the inside.
If I spray with Lysol, should I spray the intake or just the blow out
area?