Is It Possible For Freon To Smell

by domenic
(rancho cucamonga)

I have a 2 stage air and heating system. This is only the 2nd year I am using the central air conditioning and there is a very bad smell like rotten smell coming from the central air conditioner unit.

I had the coil cleaned and it still smells the same as before it was cleaned. Every time someone comes out and checks it I pay with no results. It is only two years old what can I do about it.

Is it possible for the Freon in a central air condition to smell moldy and rotten?

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Sep 07, 2016
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FREON NEW
by: Jacquelyn Raymond

Can freon cause you to be ill?

Jun 05, 2015
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OIL AND GAS LIKE ODER NEW
by: Anonymous

I moved into a new home 20 years ago in FEB 1995 and the first time I used the heat the hot air showed an oily substance was all over my carpet drapes furniture etx in fact it was a mess and costly etc and yes to this day I bitch that it still runs dirty this home belongs to my daughter and we fight over this all the time I am a senior and she has had HER DAMN neighbor who works for a company full time and part time on his own to make more money he says the the same every time he makes a call and says there is no oil used in this heating and air but proof on my furniture says so today I am now 89 years old and have to work my butt off to keep things clean BS

Oct 16, 2014
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Bad Motor NEW
by: Anonymous

I just replaced my squirrel cage motor,,, or the (((fan motor inside))) I had a terrible odder that started n it was coming up from the vents inside.... I discovered my fan motor was burning up n it really smelled bad.... I ordered a new motor and capacitor n it immediately fixed it.... The motor was $140.00 the capacitor was $10 then shipping but that was cheaper than a $3,000 new unit or about as much as the repair man coming n just charging for the visit n a cleaning... Good luck... n God bless


Aug 12, 2014
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Capacitor could be burning. NEW
by: Anonymous

I had to replace the capacitor, and if I smelled that, it smelled just like the smell coming through the ducts.it had burned up, and they said that could ruin my air conditioner if I let it go. I smelled it again this year, and they replaced it, but said it tested good.???

Apr 14, 2011
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Freon Does Smell
by: Dadan

This smell had only occur with your new central air conditioning unit correct? It didn’t smell with your previous central ac unit. You need to provide more information, so the reader could have visual image of the situation.

Does this smell spread out into the entire house or it smells in specific location? Where is your ductwork located? Is it in the attic or under the floor? Had the tech checks the ductwork for dead animal? Is there sewage vent near your air handler units? Yes, Freon does smell, but not moldy and rotten! This smell couldn’t come from your ac unit.

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