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My Goldstar has started squeeking... not vibrating... squeeking. Any suggestions? It sounds like something needs some WD-40 sprayed on it.

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Sound to me like the fan motors squeeking may need a little lube these motors are sealed to protect them from the elements it is possible that a lube port exsists on rear of the motor it will have a little plastic plug in it you can oil it there. a good one to use is zoom spout oiler hardwre store may have it wd 40 not good for this app. wont last. if not an old trick i do is tilt the unit with the shaft and condenser fan facing up and put just a couple drops on the shaft you will see it run in DONT USE TO MUCH CAN DAMAGE MOTOR so be careful this should help.

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