I tried tilting it but that didn't help. I will know in the future to never get this type of air conditioner. Bleach would probably work but it seems silly to have to do that all the time. Maybe there should be a little place to open and pour it in. I'd probably end up ruining my carpet with bleach at some point. :) I'm happy with how it has been working since modifying it. It really was useless to me before.
As I thought about it more, I suspect this design is only good for low humidity environments. Where I am at we've been having 50% ,60% or more humidity. Flipping water onto the back coil will actuall exacerbate the mold problem. Less effective evaporative cooling will result in the water on the coil being warmed and running into a collection area. Now there is a nice warm bath for mold to grow in. My guess is that this design really only shows an improvement in efficiency if the humidity is low.
it really is a horrible design. Engineers appearently don't consider biology. As it was, the air conditioner was useless to me. I would clean it and a few days later I would get headaches from the mold spore. This was a last attempt before getting rid of it. I usually only tend to use the air conditioner on humid days so the accumulation of water was excessive. I have not had a problem with the smell or it causing me headaches since I did this.
Thanks. It was either this or trash it. The mold growth had made the unit worthless to me.
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