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jodeb720

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Posted: 08/15/21 09:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did a search - and there's a host of answers.

the most common were 409 cleaner, Dawn dishwashing soap, Simple Green.

What's the most effective cleaner to remove all the crud from the condenser/eveaporator?

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Water

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Tyler0215 wrote:

Water


Ditto. Regular household water pressure. No pressure washer!

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Never cleaned mine because have only ever ran it maybe 5 times in the last 16 years. But I would just use plain water from the garden hose. All you're cleaning off is dust and dirt. There's no oil or other adhesives on there to require an actual cleaning agent other than water.


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An old toothbrush or something similar to scrub with (carefully) can also be helpful.





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Posted: 08/15/21 04:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Since you are dealing with thin aluminum parts that are holding high pressure, it would be best to use a product that won't promote corrosion.





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Vinegar ! Spray it on, let it sit 10-15 minutes and hose it off.

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@OldWizard,won't the acid in the vinegar corrode the fins?

Thanks guys. I took the 5er back to night - almost done with my floor - but I know the AC unit needs a good cleaning!

That's next weekend.

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Posted: 08/16/21 08:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used this and it worked great and it's cheap at the local Wally World.
Condenser cleaner


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Any box store will have aluminum-friendly condenser/evaporator cleaner.

Rinse with fresh water.


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