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I have a unit that is about 1.5 yrs old. That AC is OK. When the Heat pump kick in, a strange smell exists. I have had the dealer out for trouble shooting and the tech discovered that the UV light was out and had "leaked".I still have the odor, it is not a dead animal smell. The dealer also ran that mildew removing spray? I still have the "catch in your throat" odor. Can you help? The dealer doesn't want to deal with it, or has no idea what it could be.

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Good God, get a different Serv Tech, your smelling freon! Have the serv tech check for leaks, and if the problem does not get fixed you will have a narly bill on your hand, recharging your unit..

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