Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
4431 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user

  # 1456080 23-Dec-2015 15:45
Send private message

We have a panasonic 9kw and it's definitely oversized for our house, but we have no problems whatsoever.

I hope they sort something for you.

1990 posts

Uber Geek


  # 1459541 31-Dec-2015 14:41
Send private message

Maybe you can find some kind of copper spray or something that will permanently prevent bacteria growth? Is the intake filter clean?

Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^


327 posts

Ultimate Geek

  # 1459747 1-Jan-2016 10:25
Send private message

So. Latest update. Opened up the unit (again).. It's a real pain to get to the coils on this and requires removing not only most of the fascia but also the main control unit and air direction assemblies as well... Found a large hole out back of unit where pipes run. This was directly into into framing and insulation cavity. This being about 3 inches away from the barrel fan which no doubt has been sucking air merrily from this space as well.  So expanded foamed all that up. Cleaned the coils as best we could. Then sanitised the coils as best we could. I say best we could as there is a large polystyrene block in front of them that requires all the fan assembly to come out prior to removing that. Used a new garden sprayer and used the long neck to hopefully reach all areas. Air dried as instructions said and tried it again.  Somewhat better but still basically same issue.

The unit cools super quick. Appears to be fine i.e no discernible smell. If we 

1) Simply switch it off then it will stink the next day when we put it back on / or you will actually smell it as you walk past the unit even without it being on in the next day

2) Put it onto fan for 20 minutes to 'dry' the coils, the sour/ musty / mildew smell gets blown into the room

So no further forward to be honest. I am at a complete loss as to why this is happening after the clean ( assuming we did that properly ). Installers are lost and fujitsu are taking the stance of - house smells.

Any further help or suggestions please prior to me rejecting this unit.   Our old daikin just got on with it. NEVER had any smells from it in the 10 years we used it and simply flicked it off after cooling and away she went the next day. I can't believe a $4k unit requires so much maintenance to get it to simply work at a basic level. 

Mad Scientist
21202 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1459761 1-Jan-2016 11:08
Send private message

This made me recall - about a month ago it happened once, to mine (quite a new unit).
Normally only run on heating. But that day was a 32 degree day and I had to use it on cool.
By the end of the day I switched it to heat, but the fan was on low instead of auto -> smelly socks.
Switched fan back to auto, hadn't noticed since.

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01

NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00

New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33

IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07

Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42

MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40

NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15

Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42

Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.