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Fujitsu heat pump noise

Mini split system,outdoor unit makes noise when in heat mode.Noise is so loud unit has to be turned off to sleep.Even with noise still produces proper amount of heat.Have checked to make sure unit is level,also had lid off to make sure ice was not building up around compressor.All seems good.

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I would check the blades on the condenser fan motor and make sure they are not hitting anything if they are not, spin the fan see if the fan spin freely, it should, if it doesn't it could be the bearing in the motor are dry and going bad

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