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Old 10-20-2014, 12:37 PM   #1
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Air Conditioner Surprise

Bought our trailer new 4 yrs ago, I clean air filter when I can see dust on it.

This past week I was getting ready to reinstall the clean/dry filter and I happened to glance up in the coils and saw dust so thick on the fins thatit looked like fur. What a shock! I touched it and still could not see the fins.

I modified a shop vac brush attachment and cleaned the fins from the inside.

Two questions,

1) is this the best way to clean it (vs from outside)

2)I knocked a wire w/a metal pin out of the fins. Is the wire a thermocouple? Does it just slip in between the fins?
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Bought our trailer new 4 yrs ago, I clean air filter when I can see dust on it.

This past week I was getting ready to reinstall the clean/dry filter and I happened to glance up in the coils and saw dust so thick on the fins thatit looked like fur. What a shock! I touched it and still could not see the fins.

I modified a shop vac brush attachment and cleaned the fins from the inside.

Two questions,

1) is this the best way to clean it (vs from outside)

2)I knocked a wire w/a metal pin out of the fins. Is the wire a thermocouple? Does it just slip in between the fins?
The wire in the fins is probably the "icing" sensor. It detects the fins icing over. You can insert it back in between the coils where it came out.
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