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Humming of the motor

4yr old unit that makes a humming sound almost all the time. What type of repair could be needed or should we get a new one?

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Sounds like all it needs s an adjustment or possibly a loose nut when they made the unit. i would open the back and see whats making the noise my self.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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