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Old 09-08-2015, 09:32 PM   #1
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White dust from air conditioner

A couple weeks back I showed our 21'. Before hand, I turned on the air conditioner and it blew a small cloud of white dust that lightly coated the inside of the trailer. I vacuumed it up and passed it off as construction dust. It had been run before with no cloud. Ran it again tonight and got the same thing. Anybody have a similar experience? I am guessing fiberglass cutting dust.
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:08 PM   #2
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Fiberglass consuming termites?

Your guess is as good as anyone's but I wouldn't think you would continue getting dust after a certain point. Are you sure it's not mold? What is the humidity level in the trailer?
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Old 09-08-2015, 10:13 PM   #3
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I've removed my fridge and opened up hidden spaces and there's been lots of white dust and debris in those spaces requiring vacuuming and wiping down.

So I think it's possible it is white f.g. dust from cutting or drilling.

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Carl, I'm guessing that white dust was the evaporated minerals from water. The interior parts are cold after you shut the unit off, and water condenses on them. It evaporates after a while, leaving a fine white dust that gets blown out when it restarts. I've seen similar on other ac units.
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I had a similar thing happen this summer. My AC compressor went out on my Cherokee and I had it replaced (aaaaaa - ouch). A few days later when I turned it on, out came a significant white cloud and then it dissappeared, then again the next day but a smaller cloud. I never solved what it was .... it had no smell and no residue and hasn't happened since. A mystery!


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Same here, had the dust once that I remember last year. Have not noticed any this year.
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Hi: All... I've heard of "Blowing the cobwebs out" before but this is something else!!! I haven't seen this phenomenon yet. Another meaning for "Angel dust"? Alf
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Is there a filter on the air conditioner? The cover I assume is removable. Maybe tonight I'll pull it and take a look.
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Is there a filter on the air conditioner? The cover I assume is removable. Maybe tonight I'll pull it and take a look.
Hi: skiman... Watch out...there might be gusts in there!!! LoL Alf
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