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Have carrier heat pump that buzzes

Last year I repleaced the swollen capacitor. This year same issue but the capacitor is not swollen. Any ideas?

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  • chrischipps Jul 02, 2009

    it will buzz continue to buzz. Fan will move freely when pushed.

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What exactly does it do? If it buzz and don't turn a starting capacitor will not help, this is an indiction of a shorted motor.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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    Ronado Panaligan Jul 03, 2009

    yup you decribed it perfectly, motor is bad. they cost about 50 bucks at an ac supply.

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Check your contactor they will buzz when they go bad and make sure you have 220 volts at contactor.

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