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What is the best way to clear a clogged condensate drain in a central air conditioner?


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2010-07-26 22:59:59
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More than likely, the clog is a clump of algae / mold. A solution of bleach and water cold help reduce the growth. A quicker solution is o replace the line, but it may not be accessible

AnswerHere's an excellent video on how to clean out the line. It's got a ton of hits and many compliments. It helped me last summer. Saved about $150 on a service call.


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