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GSH130481CA condensor and ARUF48601ba fan coil. Server noise at intermittent times,in heat mode, usully in the middle of the night. Sounds as if from fan coil. Fan coil 50 ft from condensor. Fan operating normally with noise.

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    problem solved. Not related to heat pump. Thanks to all.

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It may be your noticing the defrost cycle which can be noisy at times exspecially at nite when the unit will reverses it cycle temporarily

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https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=American+Standard+5000+Heat+Pump+makes+a+buzzing+noise
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