Question about Heating & Cooling
I went to turn on unit for 1st time this year (has been in window for 2 years)& fine spray came out w/air & small amount of brown water in 2 drips down front of A/C.Fan making slight squeaking noise.I only ran it for aprox. 1 min. before turning off.Vent setting was for fresh air.It ran fine last year.Should I run it longer or could i damage it.Air came out cold but w/brown moisture.
Brown is rust.
Painted metal outside for 2 yrs eventually rusts (ergo: brown drips) The fan is exposed to heat/cold/wet and the sintered bronze bushings may have lost their lubrication and/or the shaft is corroded, causing squeaks. Take the case off and try to lube the shaft bearings with oil, not WD40.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You hear the compressor kick in (Hum) but no fan comes on? Will the fan come on when just in fan mode, not cool, or do you have that set-up?
Posted on Aug 14, 2008
This means that the condenser fan motor (outside unit) failed, this caused to build hi pressure and either activated a safety valve to release the extra pressure or blew a line and R22 Refrigerant escaped from system.
The fix is to replace motor fan and capacitor find the leak and refill system with R22 Refrigerant Gas. It is safe to turn on the Fan Only mode on the Thermostat until a HVAC Tech arrives.
To perform this job parts and labor included will cost: about $300 -.$400. Look on the Yellow Pages for a Tech in your neighborhood.
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Posted on Aug 13, 2010
You picked the wrong picture...lol. You have a split system and that humm you hear comes from the contactor. That means the thermostat is asking the compressor which is outside to come on. If you hear the humm but nothing is working, Check the breaker and then replace the fuses in your fuse box by the condensing unit, or the outside unit if the breakers are OK. It should have a disconnect between 3 to 10 feet of the unit depending on your codes and city requirements. No matter what, if you stand at your unit and look at the conduit, it will lead to your electrical disconnect. It could be a sub-breaker or fuses. It is usually fuses because a breaker could take up to 6 sin waves to respond as where a fuse could take only 2 sin waves. Replace both fuses. As time goes on, fuses become warn from constant load changes and heat and sooner a latter, they just wear out like any other component. Change the fuses and fire your unit back up. If it pops the new breakers, you have other issues and it's time to call an HVAC guys.
Posted on Sep 28, 2010
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Hi you have a compressor that is drawing locked rotor amps. It is trying to start for a second, drawing lots of amps, causing the fan to slow down because of this. It is shutting of on its overload protector. Thats why you have no cooling. It may be a run capacitor, but I really doubt that's the problem. You have lost the compressor due to a lock up, burn out, and it would be cheaper to replace this unit.I hate to give you this type of information, but this is the problem, just being honest. Please keep me posted. If you want a second opinion, take it in to a appliance repair shop, and they will tell you the same when its turned on. I wish you the best,
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Posted on Jun 12, 2011
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