| Cookies | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions, http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/142478-coolant-loss-white-dust-on-inside-of-dash/?hl=%2Bwhite+%2Bpowder. To me, the evaporator is too wet a place for any powdery material like this to be free and mobile. (I'll be honest with you now and I don't want to confuse the issue... but those larger white flecks of stuff are something I have noticed on mine on very very rare occasions, but we are talking literally three or four individual specks on an otherwise perfectly clean dust free surface. I have a Maytag 95% condensing furnace model PGFITE120CVC that is 1year old and has about 100 hours on it. If you have a cold water storage tank you should check to ensure that nothing has fallen into it (there should be a fitted lid with air vents to prevent this from happening). The white dust they disperse is nothing more than a natural by-product of the minerals present in the water you fill your humidifier with. If you look into the dash vents can you actually see any build of this white stuff ? Has anyone seen this before? Blow powder off or vacuum dash board and vehicle interior as required. Its hard to see how any "powder" could collect there and be mobile enough to be blown out of the vents. I turned on the A/C fan to high last week and lots of small, white flakes blew out of the vents. If anyone knows for sure they will, but I wonder whether they would be reluctant to volunteer the info if there is a problem. Open the furnace compartment. var year = today.getFullYear() Submitted: 9 years ago. More importantly, is the powder dangerous or damaging to my health?? I am also unsure if the engine coolant level being on the low line before this suggested some kind of weep or if that was just natural rate of coolant 'consumption' - about 40k miles so far. Cleaned out cabin. Show More. I too had the small white particles in my car but I only noticed them in the cup holders when i opened them, I cleaned them on a regular basis but after a week or so the white particles were back, I also had the stinky musty smell fron the A/C system, I bought an A/C conditioner aerosol from "UK Discount" for £1 complete with tube ( had to be woth a try for a quid ) I followed the instructions on the can and after 1 hour i had a pleasant smelling A/C system, after a week I noticed the white particles had not retuned and still not evident after a month, so I think it is the A/C causing this problem, try it and I hope it solves it for you. So if you’re seeing black particles coming out of your air conditioner vents and you’re a fan of burning candles or your fireplace, the most likely culprit is soot. Your a/c is shooting out cold air and it is reacting with the hot air in the house. Upload or insert images from URL.   Your link has been automatically embedded. | This Website has no association with Toyota (GB) or Toyota Motor Corporation. When I try to remove it; it smears. I am relieved that it is unlikely to be water pump or engine head gasket, that leaves me with peeling coating on A/C evaporator or a weeping leak on the heating matrix causing corrosion. I will try calling Toyota dealer tomorrow - the car is close to 4 yrs old now, are they likely to cover part of the cost and if not what kind of cost should I expect? Yes, it will be interesting to know how you get on. My 2010 avensis estate has it. White sparkling powder comes out and covers the dash. Engine coolant had not dropped since topping up (adding all the leak sealer was enough to bring it back to the full line). By Clear editor. Check all water pipes for cracks, if you find nothing then crack open an egg into the radiator, and prepare some toastie soldiers by the vent … If it has a coating that is problematic then that again would be an issue all of its own with no contributory factors. Display as a link instead, × If the duct liner is the source of the black dust, it should be replaced right away, as the particles could be dangerous if inhaled. The air con evaporator (the bit that gets cold in the heater box) only has refrigerant flowing in it and so no connection to the pump. We had very hard water on campus. Login. We used water softeners on our water system but had to go to distilled water to eliminate the fine white powder. Why not send it to the lab and get it analysed? If the problem is coming from all cold taps except the kitchen cold tap it is likely that the water is being affected after it has entered your property. After doing a web search it seems it could be a problem with the evaporator - the dust is thought to be aluminium oxide or similar. I did a search on google/youtube for auris evaporator drain but could not find it - if someone could point me to where to locate the evap drain on auris 1.33 it would be much appreciated. What is the position of room return(floor level or ceiling level)? 29 Posts . Looking to make the design and manufacturing of your products more agile? Show Less. Three separate items there. Rust flakes from rusty heating or air conditioning ducts themselves are unlikely to be much of a health hazard - these particles are pretty big, not easily airborne, and probably won't be found at high levels in indoor air except in unusual circumstances. Today, I finally saw them blowing out of the vents when I turned on the A/C. Is this an A/C person or a duct-cleaning person? Over the past few weeks, I have also noticed white powder blowing out of air-vents on my 2009 Auris 1.33 TR, about 32k miles. Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Examine the return air registers for dust buildup, particularly if there are thick, fuzzy coatings of dust. An anti-mildew coating sounds a perfectly reasonable theory tbh. Might have some mold growing in there. :ugh3: I was in the middle of traffic with A/C on BTW. Initially thought it was just the cabin filter, replaced to no avail, then read about air-cond fin corrosion + potentially associated with failing water-pump. Where are you finding this powder, in the exhaust or in the controlled space? Another mad (really mad) thought... spiders ? White fleck of the sort I mentioned above close to the demist vent and a close up of the r/h dash vent. Videos They certainly show up though but what was weird in my case is that they seemed to appear overnight. Contact Us, Toyota Owners Club UK © If it remains clear over the next few weeks, I will start using the A/C again to rule one or the other out. Who makes the evaporators for the Auris? I initially though it might just be dirt dislodging in the hot weather (the car is parked under the sun during workhours). Air is humidified and filtered(H14) after output, several days before we ever increased the air press to meet Jump to Latest Follow 1 - 7 of 7 Posts. I will now go for one whole week without A/C just to be sure. Pull out the air filter. Hmmmmm. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail. The evaporator is made of tubes covered with aluminum fins. If no white flakes are present continue to Step 12. Elizabeth in Cypress says that she has black soot-y looking flakes, she says, coming out of a vent in her downstairs unit when it turns on. We're experiencing a serious non-conformance events that inspector has found out some unkown powder were blowing out of room vents, which dropped on the floor like floc, and it could be pressed and grinded into white powder by your fingers. I haven't turned the fan on in the 6 months I have lived here, but the substance is falling out of the vent … It was installed in basement with new metal ducts (exterior fiberglass insulation), metal lined return air and lined output plenum - horizontal furnace. Photos I will monitor the situation from now on. (that's why it's everywhere instead of just in certain places). If this is coming from the evaporator then it will be common to all vents. 12. I used an aircon cleaning canister on Monday and I will monitor further. However, the amount of powder, while far from a snowstorm, still appeared to be unusual and some do get on dash and seat even with low fan speed, albeit only noticeably blowing out of the vent in the first 20 seconds or so (it would happen again the next time the fan is operated say 8 hours later). When the fan blows after the unit is turned on for the first time in years, parts of the rotted air filter blow out of the cooling vents. I don't have a photo when it was worst, I have attached one a few hours after I vacuumed it clean then using the A/C for about 20 minutes to show the dust. I bought radweld plus and added half a bottle. In the process I have seen texture and paint deep in the duct work. (not that that should make any difference). I had this problem several years ago as a maintenance manager at a university. I put it on max for a few seconds and it went away and never come back. ps, i went back and purchased 4 more aerosols! chiefchappers, July 30, 2013 in Auris Club. I'd say your photo looks exactly like mine, albeit less power (I appreciate you have cleaned it). I've thought it could be due to the previous owner being a smoker (not sure if they were just guessing). When dust gets into the furnace and is blown across the heat exchanger, it can carbonize and turn black. Then it … It seems to be similar to the substance in the gas vent talked about in this thread. Latest Posts What is the function in areas adjacent to this controlled room? I have only just checked my coolant level after seeing this and the recommended thread, the level is only slightly (about 2mm) above the 'low' line. particles are coming out of my vents and on to my nice furniture. I have a white powder substance all over the bathroom vent fan.   Your previous content has been restored. I think this is something only a Toyota dealer can answer definitively. All dispensing areas should be negative w.r.to the adjacent areas and I presume you meet this requirement. Typical fan speed is lowest or second lowest, except when vacuuming when I set it to a higher level to push more out. Not sure if adding the remaining sealer made the difference or if it was residual clearing up in the past three weeks. That truck had two electric motors that change from hot and cold air and from vents, floor, and defrost. Now the white dust could be … Disconnect vacuum cleaner and remove tape from floor duct. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy. I had my head gasket done about 20 months ago due to the known water pump failure. It's not as heavy as Friday, but much worse than it was originally.I've read something about an anti-mildew coating which is applied to the fins of the fan in the Evaporator unit; which perishes and breaks off.Does anyone know what is causing this fault? Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. they completely remodeled in 2015. white exaust smoke water vapore coming through air vent cuts out when driving light comes on an of car acts up burns oil Well, this definitely sounds like you have a blown head gasket, and maybe a busted heater core (water vapor out of air vents). *Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. If you see water coming out of a pipe on the side or rear of your home up high, it means your main condensate line is clogged and you need to call for AC service right away. Let it evaporate and see if any white stuff remains. I think the forums resized the pics too so detail is lost. The evaporator drain is somewhere in the general area under where the glovebox would be. The energy industry is faced with a tumultuous landscape of challenges that include rising costs and increased market volatility. I haven't personally heard of any pump issues on the 1.33. Is your system once through or recirculatory? I will continue to monitor the level. Tom: I wish I could talk to her because I suspect she’s burning candles in her room. Other topic I've found re white dust/powder is: http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/topic/142478-coolant-loss-white-dust-on-inside-of-dash/?hl=%2Bwhite+%2Bpowder. Category: Toyota. I have been getting white flakes coming out of my dash air ducts when using the Defrost. I have white flakes coming out of air conditioning vents on my 2009 corolla. I then tried A/C and it seemed to have generated more. News I then turned off the A/C, turned the temperature to warm and more flakes blew out. Your A/C evaporator is the source of this white powder. The camera is more revealing than the eye here but there does seem evidence of white deposits. Sorry, that's probably really muddying the waters but having seen your picture...). Step one is to confirm whether the forced air … This lets more dust settle and build up in the return ductwork. Earlier this year when my engine light came on the dealer was concerned that my engine needed replacing again.     Powered by Invision Community, Home I am unsure if there had been a weep that caused minor corrosion to the heating matrix. Went back to the dealer today. ... Cant' fully divert all hot air to floor vents, hot air also coming out of the dash vents. Unkown white powder found in duct downstream of HEPA! I thought it was just dust.However, on Friday I started the engine and a substantial and continuous amount of powder was emitted. I'm at a loss to suggest what this could be although I'm tending perhaps toward some kind of insulation material that is less than stable, but I really don't know. I've literally cleaned my vents where there is nothing visible in them and I turn on the a/c and more comes out, but not as much.     Hopefully this will help indicate if it is the peeling A/C or a weeping heating matrix. CARspec’s heard multiple explanations as to why the evaporator does this: the protective coating on the evaporator flakes off, the evaporator’s aluminum corrodes, etc. white flakes blowing out from air vent. White smoke coming out of my 05 jeep liberty. If the air filter is clogged with dust, then air flow is being choked off. Do you see it on the floor ? Also I think the coolant high and low marks are really close together on the reservoir from memory, or is one marking hot and the other cold. They look like white paint flakes, but when I touch them, they break up and become white … It seems only to be that one vent and she hasn’t seen it anywhere else. Reassemble floor duct trim. They look similar to the photos - a few larger (about 1mm) speckles can appear. 13. The chemical reaction puts the white powder throughout the house. The texture people will remove vent covers but generally don't seal off the duct work openings. Do you use the window demist vent ? The dust is a direct result of the air conditioning’s evaporator flaking off small pieces. Is this likely the same cause? well I think its spiders, can leave quite a fluffy dusty deposit... don't ask how I know... but they do. The best way to prevent this black soot from circulating into your home is to upgrade to an air filter with a … They will appear on whichever vents relevant to the chosen fan mode, and mostly on dash when blowing on windscreen vent. Cleaning that out will be difficult but necessary for your health. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework. Won't buy another Ford. Another area to check is the duct work in the RV. 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