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6000 BTU window A/C makes loud sucking sound while running. I've cleaned the filter multiple times. It seems to be draining OK, and it blows cold. I found this post online, and it sounds like my problem. What should I do? "I bought one of these between 3 and 4 years ago. It did get heavy use during the summers; I installed it per the directions, I cleaned the filter regularly and did everything else I knew of to do for maintenance. Lately it had been doing a strange sucking or slurping sound while it was running, and I noticed the air flow was diminished even on high fan speed. I shone a flashlight down into the vent where the blower fan is, and discovered that the blower fan was moldy and disgusting. I took the front casing off and attempted to get to the fan in order to clean it. There is a motor shaft and the fan connects to that with a clamp and screw. However the metal parts are rusted and I cannot get the fan to come off. I can't really clean the fan properly without getting it out and away from the rest of the unit, as there is no clearance inside the unit. I'm getting frustrated since I can't get it apart to clean it, and I don't want to run it anymore with it moldy and disgusting. I'll probably end up throwing it away and getting something else. All in all I'm a little disappointed that I'll be pitching this thing after a few years, when the last unit I had ran a good ten years."

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There are only a couple of screws outside and along the side that hold the inside section and outer casing together,removal of these screws will allow you to slide the indide section out while leaving the case still in the window opening,this will allow for cleaning all of the inside parts.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • dnewmank Aug 04, 2010

    Hi, thanks for the quick reply! So you think it's just dirty inside? Last night, I left the front grill open, just to see what would happen, and the machine didn't make sound. It's almost like the machine can't get enough air flow when the grill is closed and it's suffocating.

  • Randy Hough
    Randy Hough Aug 05, 2010

    Yes, it's just build up of dust and such and you can even use a water hose to wash the outside coil off as well,Just give it a good cleaning and it will be fine.



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