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itistoohot 08-25-2011 10:23 PM

Carrier problems...
I have two hvac units. And both have had problems this week.

Unit #1, it cools but makes a squealing sound. Is it bad to run it when it's like that? It's been over 100 degrees...

Unit #2, stopped cooling yesterday but will blow air. We checked the circuit breaker and also the box on the wall next to the unit. When we turn the air on, the fan does not move and I can feel heat coming from the bottom of the unit. Fan does move when we touch it.

Your help is appreciated!
Thank you!

itistoohot 08-25-2011 10:23 PM

House was built in the units shouldn't be that old.

hvactechfw 08-26-2011 04:55 AM

Unit 1 - do not run it while it is making loud noise.... IF you can't pinpoint the noise call a Pro.

Unit 2 - Sounds like a bad capacitor

itistoohot 08-28-2011 08:43 PM

where can i find the capacitor?

hvactechfw 08-28-2011 08:45 PM

electrical compartment in the outdoor unit.

itistoohot 08-28-2011 08:52 PM

thank you. and i know the squealing is coming from the unit outside. just not sure exactly can i figure it out?

JackMason 08-28-2011 10:21 PM

What are the models of your units? I can try to help if you provide additional info, but your best bet is to have a couple contractors look at it. You can use Service Magic, Quality Smith, or Angie's List to find some decent local folks.

itistoohot 08-28-2011 10:25 PM

38CKC042340-the squeally one

38CKC048370- no cold air and no fan movement

itistoohot 08-28-2011 10:30 PM

just looked at the capacitor and it looks ok...

itistoohot 08-28-2011 10:42 PM

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