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Loud Noise from 76081 AC

Well the Air conditionar was bought sometime in summer 2005 and it suddenly (this summer) started making a loud noise whenever the Cooling Cycle starts. I clean the filter prior to the summer season I have no idea why it would suddenly start "going bad" when its used maybe 5 hours a day or so 3 months out of the year. the sound is really loud and annoying is it safe to continue to use it? and is there anyways I could fix it (hopefully with just a screwdriver ha! )

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The chances are you are damaging your A/C with each use that makes that loud sound. What kind of loud sound is it? Is it like a rattling sound? Here's a great, handy diagnostic article on that, specifying probable causes of it:

http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Home_Improvement_Zone_Cooling_Ventilation_Systems_Central_Air_Conditioning_Making_Rattling_Sound.htm

You also might want to take advantage of the text-link that offers up to four (4) free A/C contractor estimates from those in your area--you can "pick their brains" as to what they think is specifically going on with your A/C and attempt to then use their information to fix the A/C on your own, or, altogether, and for the better, pick the best-priced estimate and have it resolved this hot summer season before more damage is done.

Good luck!
Brad

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

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