Cleaning evaporator coil and closing it in.


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Old 01-17-20, 11:54 PM
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Cleaning evaporator coil and closing it in.

Got a mobile home I'm trying to help with. Where the evaporator coil is held is a problem. It's in an area with the hot water heater which is typical for this home plan but that area is very dirty and it seems someone modified the area.

I need to know the best way to clean this without removing the coil. Can I hit it with any pressure or what is the best course?

What should I do about the closet space this unit sits in? Should I try to enclose it better? And there isnt a place for a filter so please suggest how to remedy this. Photos below
 
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Old 01-18-20, 12:30 AM
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Here are the photos of the AC unit
 
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Old 01-18-20, 06:43 AM
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That filter laying against the coil will not work.
Moisture that normally covers the coil surface will turn it into a muddy mess.

The grill above the furnace door is meant to hold the air filter.
it is normally a piece of coarse fibre cut to fit the space and some type of spring or strap to hold it in place.
A large fibreglass filter could be taped or secured to the inside surface as well.

To help clean the coil you could first use a stiff brush and stroke with the direction of the fins to remove the surface dirt.
Sometimes those waterless coil cleaners will remove alot of the embeded dirt, helped along with a spray bottle of water.
 
 

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