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    Slime

    I have a 2 year old Trane unit. The evaporator coil gets clogged with slime about 1X per month during the summer. This causes the drain to clog and subsequently fill the drain pain below the air handler. It wet the ceiling in my garage the first time. After that I added a drain pipe in the drain pan that drains through the ceiling onto the garage floor. That's how i know its clogged again. I did not have this problem with the old unit. I've had the installer out there multiple times. His best answer was that this particular model of Trane A/C units do that because of the make up of the coil. Offered no solution. What can I do to prevent this. I've added a U/V light already.

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    Though I don’t see a question in your post, (?) I assume you want to know how to stop the slime.
    I suggest cleaning the evaporator coil with dish washing soap followed by a good rinsing.
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    Also a good filter, and putting in pan tabs made for this type of crud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbarrick01 View Post
    The evaporator coil gets clogged with slime about 1X per month during the summer. This causes the drain to clog and subsequently fill the drain pain below the air handler.

    I've added a U/V light already.
    If you are truly replacing a GOOD QUALITY filter monthly.....
    You have environmental issues that need to be looked into.
    Life is too short, Behappy!
    TFMM

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    What model air handler
    Doug

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