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Old 08-25-2011, 11:23 PM  
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Default 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.

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Old 08-25-2011, 11:23 PM  
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House was built in 2005...so the units shouldn't be that old.



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Old 08-26-2011, 05:55 AM  
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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

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Old 08-28-2011, 09:43 PM  
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where can i find the capacitor?

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electrical compartment in the outdoor unit.

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Old 08-28-2011, 09:52 PM  
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thank you. and i know the squealing is coming from the unit outside. just not sure exactly where...how can i figure it out?

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:21 PM  
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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.

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38CKC042340-the squeally one

38CKC048370- no cold air and no fan movement

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Old 08-28-2011, 11:30 PM  
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just looked at the capacitor and it looks ok...

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http://www2.snapfish.com/snapfish/sl...NAME=snapfish/


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