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FAC124P1A1 window unit

When the unit is running water droplets are hitting the fan blades and spraying water within the rear housing. Is this normal because it makes alot of noise.

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Frigidaire told me in an e-mail that there is a single motor, "with two shafts and water droplets hit the fan blades and are then sprayed on the condenser coils to cool them". This is by design, I guess.

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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It is probably freezing up and then thawing. Try cleaning the filters and running it at a higher temperature for a while. If it goes away then you are finished. If it does not go away you may need to bring it to a service center to have the refrigerant levels checked.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

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