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I have a Frigidare condenser M# FS5BD-036KA which is 2 yrs. old. It starts up great but when it shuts down it gives off a loud clanging noise that the customer hears inside. I've checked the amps on the fan motor and the scroll compressor, both normal. I've cleaned the condenser coil, I've replaced the contactor. I checked inside the unit and found no scars or scatches on the blades or the coil walls. I have installed many scroll compressor condensers and never had a problem until now. What have I missed? I'm at my wits end.

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  • lonnycarroll Apr 10, 2011

    The motor works as required at start up and keeps running without any out of kelter movement. I have watched the shut down phase of the unit and the motor doesn't spin erratically. As I stated before, there are so signs of blade scratches, dents or dings inside The loud noise seems to be either the compressor or the tie down bolts which I checked and found them tight. The noise is so loud it vibrates the window by the unit.

  • lonnycarroll Apr 10, 2011

    Very knowledgable and good explaination. Thank you!



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The noise is most probably , due to motor.The motor reading is showing perfect, as per you , but still the motor is making noise.The motors internally, jams the fan speed and this makes the noise.If you have spare fan motor or same identical part.Try check with that and confirm.---------- Check out.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.

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  • raj somaiya Apr 10, 2011

    Keep eye on the compressor and inspect, if its making noise.At that time is the noise internal or external.If its internal, then compressor is the issue, but if its external, then the bolts are to be checked and exactly what part is making that noise has to be inspected, during the time of noise.The part/ section of the unit from where noise is coming, keep that visible and and run the unit.This will pin point to the noise cause.Also check, if all the bolts are connected or any of the one bolt is getting in between or not fitted.--------Check out.Keep updated.Thanks.Helpmech.



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