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Compressor of the Ruud A/C outside unit is making unusal loud continuous noise. I open the case, its not the fan or fan motor, loud noise is coming from the compressor, and it is also heating up a lot. Please let me know what my options are. Thanks.

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  • arahman030 May 27, 2009

    Thanks, localwonder.

    Any idea how much the new compressor and labor will cost. Thanks, again.

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OK, you will need to replace this compressor. the internal seals have ruptured, causing the loud noises. the heat is from the metal to metal friction. the compressor can be rebuilt but, it will be more costly than just replacing it with a new compressor.

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    Michael Masters May 27, 2009

    Its hard to quote a labor charge but, most labor charges are set at 50 an hour on most home visits with a 2 hour minimum. the compressor kit will run you 159.00 tops.

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Ok if the compressor is making a hissing noise it might be the compressor is over charged you need AC tech to check that if is not over charged and still making the noise you will need to replace the compressor because the internal seals are rutptured causing the noise .

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