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Old 07-01-2011, 12:13 PM   #1
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Loud compressor, no cooling

I'm trying to help my sis in law with her A/C.
The compressor makes a very loud noise when it's turned on. The system is not cooling the home at all. It's about a 30 year old condensor.
Any tips on where to start or likely suspects?


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Old 07-01-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Loud compressor, no cooling

Compressor may be seized up or capacitor for it is weak. Need a electrical tester meter that checks capacitance or a Pro to check it.

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Old 07-01-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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Loud compressor, no cooling

This noise can be the fan bearing.

**Always kill the power ** Hot air rises, but heat will always move from higher to lower temperatures. ** Real man shoot in manual. ** If it ain't grounded, it ain't dead.
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