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Have just used the Comma air conditioning cleaner but the air con still smells of old dogs when it comes on when I dont want it mind you it does prompt me to turn it off again
Any tips on what I can do, anything I can clean remove etc any help will be appreciated.

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turn to highest temp. Full blast for 5mins.. Let the hot air dry up the mold. Works great.
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Did you use it strictly according to the instructions? It worked a treat when I used it...

I find it doesn't smell if you just leave the aircon running all the time, it's only when you don't use it that it smells when you finally turn it on again.
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I used the Comma stuff and wasn't overly impressed. Still get a smell with 2 treatments. Only lasts a couple of minutes then fades though. There is another cleaner about called 'Forte', but I don't know how good it is.
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I think this just confirms that you need to keep your aircon on. If you switch them off it won't be long before you get the bacteria build up and these nasty smells.
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Keep the A/C running.

Blast it very hot for 5-10 minutes every 4-6 months.

Get the cabin filter changed regularly. (I think it's every 2 years)

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