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May 30, 2011 10:24 AM Subscribe
Can I salvage a working window-unit Air Conditioner that smells like the previous user's home cooking?
posted by meadowlark lime to technology (3 answers total)
I got a free window-mounted air conditioner unit from an upstairs neighbor who moved out.
It is a Frigidaire FACO53L7A1.
Unfortunately, the air that comes out of it smells strongly of the previous user's particular ethnic home cooking. I do not want my house to smell like this.
Can I salvage this unit by spraying the insides and the filter with Lysol, or perhaps bleach? Or will this destroy / short out the circuitry?
I cannot tell if this filter (which appears to be a metal mesh) is meant to be replaced or cleaned. I have already soaked it in Lysol, but the actual insides of the machine emit the cooking smell when I turn the machine on without the filter.