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Noisy Amana Quiet Zone air conditioner

My air conditioner works (well, it blows out cool air...), but it is really loud and the case gets hot. This problem just cropped up a few days ago. It is loud only when the AC is on; the fan works fine.

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  • mackenzie_a_ Jul 18, 2009

    Fixed it: the trim was loose on the upper left hand side of the unit (near the control panel). I put a clamp on it, and it runs nice and quiet now :-)

  • mackenzie_a_ Jul 20, 2009

    I managed to make the noise go away by tightening down a loose piece of trim. It worked fine for about 12 hours, but then all of a sudden it stopped cooling. The compressor won't kick in at all, even if I set the temperature really low. It made a "click, hum" noise like it was trying to start, but it never did. Any ideas?



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The compressor sounds like the springs inside are bad. You can live with this are get the compresor eplaced if it is over five years old buy a new unit. Compressor will cost more than a new unit. Russ

Posted on Jul 19, 2009


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