air con stale smell

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 13:49
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Hi all,
The air con on my old 60 seems to have a stale kind of a smell to it, i have tried air freshners but don't seem to fix it realy. Does anyone have any idea's on how to solve this please???
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Reply By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 15:00

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 15:00
Hello Dingo,
Make sure the condensate drain is clear. Often they collect a leaf etc. then the water will collect and smell.
Haven't got a wet floor too? Usually a good sign of a blocked drain.
It'll be a rubber tube, 12 to 16 mm diameter open ended and hanging through the floor pan or firewall somewhere about the bell housing.

Best place to start for A/C smells.

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Follow Up By: DINGO - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 15:58

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 15:58
Good point Geoff, it usually drops haps of water but i have not looked latly, we have this prob with tractors actualy but you soon know as the unit is in the roof and you get wet if hose blocked, we just put air comp on end of hose and blow back and fixed as its just dust thats dried into hard mud that blocks these. so i will try this wit 60.
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Reply By: Nudenut - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 17:59

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 17:59
you or previous owner a smoker?...
try running the aircon so that it makes ice and freezes then defrost the coil do this many times to rinse the coil of stubborn odours.....never tried it my self but the idea sounds as though it should work

there is a coil cleaner available from refrigeration wholesalers but the problem is getting to the coil to spray it on...

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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 19:44

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 19:44
There was a good post some time ago about cigerette smell in the air con unit , I have searched under all sorts of names etc put cant find the post , any one remember when or did a reply on the subject.

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Reply By: Member- Peter & Mrs Peter, Lez - Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:13

Wednesday, Mar 09, 2005 at 22:13
You can take it to Toyota dealer and for about $40 they will put a deodouriser in the system. Works well.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 08:19

Thursday, Mar 10, 2005 at 08:19
Or buy a glen 20 pressurepac and with fan running, spray it into the inlet.
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