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  • Anonymous Jun 07, 2008

    yes, i just turned mine on for the first time and it makes a horrible scraping noise. I can't see what the blades could be hitting but it sounds like the styrofoam inside.

  • Anonymous Jun 08, 2008

    Horrible scraping noise on startup and intermittently during operation.
    I took off the front panel and started up the unit. It's the fan rubbing up against the Styrofoam that isolates the fan.

    All of the less expensive brands have this design flaw as far as I can tell. I'm tempted to partially disassemble the unit and get rid of the Styrofoam piece.

    Any suggestions?


  • roger383 Jun 11, 2008

    My Electrolux A/C's fan scrapes against the fins on the back of the unit. In fact, it is so far out of alignment that the motor jams and won't turn. (However, the cylindrical part of the fan on the other end of the motor shaft is not touching the foam and appears to be aligned correctly.) This started happening after the unit was dropped.

    I assumed initially that the fan had slid out too far along the motor shaft and was now interfering with the fins. However, there is an E-clamp holding the fan at a certain place on the motor shaft, so I assume it is supposed to be in that position. The motor still works (so I don't think the shaft itself has come out of alignment) and its housing is at a fixed distance from the fins - am I missing something? Thanks in advance.


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Had same problem with Ge AC. Unplug take out of window and remove all cover screws. Pull up on cover and pull cover off ac, Remove front cover as well there are a couple screws in the front. When looking at front of ac, hit the Styrofoam housing towards your left (towards control panel). Spin fan blade to make sure that it is clear. Plug in to double check. I put a couple quarters between the styrofoam and the metal housing, so it would not slide back. Also tape the styrofoam between the seams this helps with better cooling. Use some good tape nothing cheap. I used black duck tape. It took about 20 mins. The hardest part is re installing the AC.

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    Had same problem with Ge AC. Unplug take out of window and remove all cover screws. Pull up on cover and pull cover off ac, Remove front cover as well there are a couple screws in the front. When looking at front of ac, hit the Styrofoam housing towards your left (towards control panel). Spin fan blade to make sure that it is clear. Plug in to double check. I put a couple quarters between the styrofoam and the metal housing, so it would not slide back. Also tape the styrofoam between the seams this helps with better cooling. Use some good tape nothing cheap. I used black duck tape. It took about 20 mins. The hardest part is re installing the AC.

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I HATE THIS STUPID SH*t cheapass a/c unit.
ALWAYS LOUD ON ALL ITS MODELS!
Quietmaster? RIGHT! This should be scrapped off the market immediately

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Im having the same problem on the panasonic cw-xc103hu, it seems like the fan is rubbing on the styrofoam during startup and intermittently - I've lost an entire nights sleep because it was so loud. Any suggestions?

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Just bought a Gold Star WG5005R
Makes a horrible scraping noise on startup and intermittently during operation.
I took off the front panel, started the unit and observed the fan rubbing against the Styrofoam enclosure that it sits in.

I'm inclined to just partially disassemble the unit and remove all the Styrofoam. This design flaw seems common in the inexpensive 5000 btu units.

Any ideas on how to solve this problem without ripping out the styrofoam??

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