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Lous Noise Air Conditioner makes a loud rattling noise when turned on. The unit is four years old.

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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Our air conditioner sounded like it exploded the other night. You could hear it down the street! Then, the rattling started, very loud. No cool air coming out. Same air conditioner mentioned here and approx the same age. Any suggestions? No steps have been taken other than to take it out of the window and consider taking it to the curb as we were told its too expensive to fix a window unit. Is it? Thanks!

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The outer fan of my A/C started rubbing inside the condenser housing because 1 of the 2 screws that hold the condenser to the frame came loose causing it to move. 2 tie wraps later the A/C is much quieter.

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  • Dmitry Jul 27, 2013

    One of the 2 screws that hold condenser to the frame in my a/c came loose, causing the condenser to shift. It caused the outer fan rubbing against the housing. 2 tie wraps later the condition is much quieter and I can actually feel the difference at higher fan speeds.

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I had a similar problem. It sounded like the fan was rubbing against something. After awhile the fan would just stop. I discovered it wasn't the fan but the motor. I ordered the motor from Sears for about $75 including shipping. It was a PITA to replace but now it works fine.

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It could be the blower fan is loose and needs to be tightened. If so, and you're handy, shouldn't be too difficult. Depends on the specific design.

Posted on Jun 23, 2007

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