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We have a rheem heat compressor pump manufactured 08/2004. compressor is not coming on. Had a tech come tonight, he said compressor is bad and a new one is very hard to find so we should look into buying a new unit. Also we have a 5 year warranty which he said is no good because it starts from the day the unit was purchased by the contractor. We purchased this home new in sept of 2005.Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. also both fans inside and outside are working, it has plenty of freon but blows warm air.

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Check your yellow pages find a contractor who will offer free second opion on compressor failors, better yet try to find one that is a rheem dealer. If the compressor does turn out to be bad he can turn in the model and serial # to find the installation date. In most cases warranty info does start day of contractor purchase unless owner fills out and mails in warranty card. But neverless warranty ticks away while house sits unsold. Compressor does not have to be a direct replacement most any brand of compressor ( of proper capacity) will work in there but may have to do a little retrofit. Should be no problem. As for price replacing a compressor is very expensive. About the most expensive thing to replace. It is definetly easier and quicker to just change out the unit. Get a few quotes keep in mind after replacing comressor some other part of unit could go bad costing more money.

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