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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
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    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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    smell from window unit

    Greetings - 2 year member, work in condos-chillers, boilers, pumps, etc - have a buddy with a window unit that cycles ok, then the temp displayed on lcd goes up to around 85-88f, the unit gets quite hot, cycles off an while the blower stays on emits a rotten egg/mold smell - havent pulled it yet to check charge/sh-sc, etc - doing it tomorrow - just wondering if there were any ideas - Im pretty its leaking although its a year old. Its more the smell thats curious.

  2. #2
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    Western NC
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    is this a heat pump system???

    you need to get your post count to 15 and apply pro if thats what you are....

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  3. #3
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    Stop cooking eggs on the condenser.
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    compatible units

    Had a Trane 2TWR2-IN-1B (XR 11)installed less than 3 years ago. System stopped cooling about 1 month ago. I suspected something was wrong this winter (very cold house, little heat). My installer added 22lbs of refrigerant, then installed a TWR030 Expansion valve. Stilll didn't work. Then he said he found a leak in the coil in the Air handler. He replaced air handler with a York single piece non variable AHP. Still didn't work. Now he wants to replace the coil assembly and 3 way switching assembly in the Trane. My questions: Are these 2 systems compatible? Will I have problems later with these 2 different systems? Did he break the components in the Trane? Need to understand what is going on here.

  5. #5
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    No, they are not compatible. It will heat and cool though. How ell, is anybodies guess.
    If he installed a Trane outdoor unit 3 years ago. Why did he install a York air handler now. Makes no sense.
    Apparently, your installer, is not a service tech and is guessing wildly.
    Get a real service tech out. It might save you a lot of money, and get you A/C again before next summer.
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