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Post by mr151 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:44 am

hello fellow techs. anyone had to clean a mini split lately? -:

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Post by heatseeker » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:31 am

What part?

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Post by mr151 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:01 am

airhandler ...mold on the wheel that the home owner calls to say my a/c is spitting out black stuff ... had that one yet heatseeker ?...daily for me

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Post by heatseeker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:05 am

I don't work on POS mini splits reminds too much of a window unit and I don't like pos equipment. Minisplits need to be kicked in the split area.

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Post by mr151 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:10 pm

thanks "hs" i needed the laugh -

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Post by Edward » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:14 pm

Sounds like a lot of moisture lying around in there. You may want to make sure the evaporator is level and draining properly. Give it a good cleaning with a non acid coil cleaner. Try to get all the mold areas. Mini splits are a good option for boiler owners and are a good step up from window units.
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Post by heatseeker » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:14 am

They make good target practice too.

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Post by mr151 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:10 am

Hey ed thanks for the reply,i dont now where ur at but i'm in the florida keys our a/c's run 10 months a year with at least 80% humidity all year long i invite u down come show me how to not have a continous moisture problem in any application where do u live?...by the way coils are always clean its the f@$%n wheel -

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Post by Edward » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:41 pm

Well, there goes my theory! Sorry, failed to notice your location. I am way north of you almost on the Canadian border. Slightly different weather. Does this happen to a lot of the systems there? Or is it isolated to certian homes? There is only a few months of a/c here. I'd love to visit, a/c and refrigeration work is my preference, but I work on heating systems most of the year. (go figure) -: Would it be worth trying some bleach solution to kill the bacteria causing the mold? Does it occur in your split systems too?
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Post by mr151 » Sat May 05, 2012 12:51 am

ed there is so much mold growth here in the entire systems,its just ridiculous,for example on several occasions ill go on a servive call where the customer states i hear something running but no air is coming out. so first thing i do is turn the unit on fan go to the air handler/blower,whatever...here the motor runing no air flow,pull the panel look at the squirrel cage/blower wheel what ev... and see that each blade is completly covered solid with build up{mold dust dirt,what ev..}then check the coil basically clean it up. now its 350.00 what my former employer charges for a coil clean down here the thing with the minisplits is u have to pump down the system take the a/h off the wall outside to prop. clean it.not to mention its all plastic snap,crackle, pop... - gotta love it

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