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Goodman Condensing unit

Our Air Conditioning unit is about 12 years old and lately it doesn't seem to be keeping up and runs all day for the most part. Last night it started making a loud noise when it turns on and then it makes a buzzing noise like a dryer timer but very briefly and does this every minute or so. Any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Sounds like your outdoor fan is not working? possible capacitor possible bad motor

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Posted on Nov 10, 2017

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SOURCE: Goodman Condenser - Heat - Buzzing Noise every 60 seconds

You stated capasitor was checked . if cap. is ok sometimes start terminal wire will burn into at compressor or you may have a loose connection causing a voltage drop (more than 10%).If both check ok try a hard start kit. Who knows it might start. good luck

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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Ken Bledsoe

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SOURCE: Goodman air conditioner will not turn on outside

When ever you hear a buzzing like you are hearing means one thing one of the fuses on the outside disconnect box is bad. Only getting 1/2 the power. Find the bad fuse and get the same size and will be good to go. ken

Posted on May 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced my 5-year old 3-ton 12 SEER Goodman outside condensing unit with an older 3-ton RUDD condensing unit because of lack of funds. Now the compressor has gone out on the RUDD. Is it better to rep

A new unit will be 13+ seer unless you can find someone that has replaced a compressor or has one left over from pre 2006 stock. Our wise Government with all its resources decided that we aren't smart enough to turn off the lights to save energy, so they chose to end the med and low price lines. And the same bunch of smart ones decided that now R22 because of its chlorien content being bad for the air (5% of what R12 was) so we have R410A and others that no one knows how much cancer or daMAGE THEY WILL DO OVER TIME. So now if you replace your AC unit out side with a new one be sure its compatable with the refrigerant inside and beware soem manufacturers wont stand up to full warranty if you dont buy an indoor coil and rerplace it too.

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Buy your self a compressor and get someone qualified to install it or see if the old goodman one will interchange easily.

Posted on May 12, 2009

laura Newman

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SOURCE: 3 year-old Goodman compressor/heat pump terribly loud @ start

Without being there to see it and have only your description in front of me, it sounds like the fan blade could be out of balance.......but it sounds more like a loose fan blade hub. Most Goodman units offer a minimum 5 year parts warranty. The Labor warranty is questionable, but the installing contractor or the Goodman Distributor should be able to give you that information. Of course this would cover manufacturer problems and not physical damage. As far as a history of this problem with Goodman..........I've seen it with every brand. If there is a problem getting it under warranty, you might be able to purchase the blade yourself. Before replacing the fan blade, I recommend disconnecting the motor wires from the contactor, tape off the ends and remember exactly where they were attached.....then start the unit to see if the noise is still evident, if so, it's probably your compressor. I recommend a certified repairman....not the one that quoted you $800.00. If you hear only the compressor start up and not the loud noise you are discribing, then try replacing the blade first.

I hope you find this information to be very helpful to you. :-)

Posted on Mar 17, 2010

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SOURCE: How do I open the goodman condensing unit for cleaning

I suggest taking the top screen and possibly the condenser motor out. If you try to take off the cage that surrounds the unit, you may not get it back on right. Best to push the dirt out with a hose from the inside out.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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