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Air conditioner serviceman says fan needs replacing and will cost $900-$1000 seems expensive for a 25 year old air-con. Do you have a service manual and a rough idea what a new fan would cost as Im a handy guy. Gazza from australia.

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I agree, here in mid south US i would typically charge about a 120$ labor and around 200$ for a typical blower and cleaning and service materials. 900$ seems high i would get a second opinion, theres always the possibility that there is some additional cost that we are not aware of, service difficulty such as unit location, travel time and so on.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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Go to any BOC Gases outlet and view their range of aircon fans. Depending on model $100 to $200. Fans are not an expensive item.
Allow an hour or two of labour (in case there are problems)

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