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My window air conditioner sounds like it has a few small pebbles being whipped around inside - not consistently, but I wonder if there is a safety issue. i like to leave it on when i am not home so i can come home to a cool apartment but it worries me. anyone know what's going on? it's a goldstar. thanks

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  • ingrid_graud Jul 13, 2009

    thanks! sicne i did't want to take it out yet to check the back, I took the pre-filter out to vacuum it and saw there was a lot of frost in there - i think cleaning the pre-filter helped get that melted. it seems quieter. thanks!

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I would say the sound you hear is ice being thrown around and then it just melts back into water...is your A/C draining the water correctly? If you can open the back of the unit and look to see if anything is broken inside (wear safety glasses) and check the drain to be sure that the water is not collecting and then turning into ice

Here are some different solutions:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/33767/how_to_fix_a_noisy_window_air_conditioner.html

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