a/c odor problem

cabrooks
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Asked by cabrooks Jul 18, 2011 at 05:36 PM about the 2010 Ford Explorer XLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

We have a 2010 explorer 4dr with a/c - the vehicle appears to collect water in the drain area of the a/c box & retains that water causing an odor. we can pull the blower out & remove water from the lowest portions of the case & it is ok for a week or so. It will, by then, have collected enough water to mold & smell again. The drain is clear. The ports in the lower portion of the case are open and clear. It appears that the right side off the accumulating area is somewhat lower than the drain area. Any information on a correction to this problem other than dismantling the lower unit & cleaning out the stale condensation periodically. does Ford offer any permanent solutions?

we took apart the lower part of the case and alot of the duct work - cleaned out the drain however it wasn't obstructed. we didn't find a cabin air filter but we did find some pine needles and blew out the system clearing any obstructions - we sprayed in some cleaner and it was good for about 2 weeks - then that same moldy odor reappeared again.

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papa
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find the drain tube on passenger side,it is stoped up,eather blow ait up inside it or straighten out a coat hanger and push up inside tube go in out several times until the water starts dripping out.

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cabrooks
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We found one drain on the drivers side - is there a second one?

papa
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should be one on passenger side.

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cabrooks
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we did find it and did clean it out - however the "fix" only seems to last for about 2 weeks - so there has to be something that actually fixes this problem so it won't continue to happen?

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papa
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clean out again,have the orfis tube replaced.

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