Removing Carrier A/C condensor grille?

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Old 04-18-17, 02:56 PM
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Removing Carrier A/C condensor grille?

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I need to clean the inside of air conditioner because there are lots of leaves residue.

Question> How can I remove the Air Grille correctly?

I am not sure whether the bolt connects to a nut inside the air condition.
Can I simply loose those hex bolts to remove the air grille?

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Model #: 38CKC030340
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Old 04-18-17, 03:01 PM
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Yes, removing those four 5/16 hex head screws will get you in there but you usually have to remove the service panel first.

The Yellow, black and brown fan motor wires have a zip tie or two that must be cut to give you some slack in the wire.

If you want to totally remove the fan as opposed to just flipping it over and to the side a bit you will want to unplug the yellow wire from C on the dual cap and the black wire from the contactor and the brown wire from Fan on the dual cap.
 
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Hello Houston204,

Why do I need to remove the service panel?

I don't want to modify any parts if it is possible.
I just plan to clean inside of the air conditioner. If my wife holds the air grille with the fan for me, I assume I can do it without touching any other parts.

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Old 04-18-17, 03:07 PM
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If Carrier allowed too much slack in the wire the fan blade would cut it.
They take up the slack and tie off the wires with zip ties.

I usually cut the zip ties and flip the fan upside down to give me access to the inside of the condenser coil.

Be sure to turn off the breaker first and wait 90 seconds for the cap to bleed down on that 10 SEER condenser.
 
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My switch is a pull-off style breaker. I will pull the the breaker and wait for 10 minutes before start.

Thank you very much for this safety warning!
 
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