Air Conditioner Making A Loud Noise When Running. What's Up? Is your air conditioner making some strange loud noises while running? Let's check out some possible causes of this non-sense! In general, your air conditioner should not be overly noisy while running. Sure, you will be able to hear the slight hum of the compressor and the condensor fan running, but it shouldn't be anything overly noticeable. If you are noticing louder than usual noises from your air conditioner, chances are it is having some issues. Here are a few areas that could be causing your noise problems. Loose or Broken Parts If you are noticing a loud banging noise coming from your air conditioner while it is running, there is a good chance that you may have a loose or broken part inside the condensor or compressor. Air conditioner compressors contain a crankshaft, connecting rod and a piston pin that could all cause noise issues if they begin to fail. A failed compressor is one of the most expensive AC repairs out there, so if you have an old air conditioner, you are better off just replacing it. Compressor replacements can easily climb to $1,500 or more. Blower Motor or Fan Out of Balance Your air conditioner's blower motor and fan are actually located in your furnace as they share the same air movement mechanisms. If your blower motor or fan blades come out of balance or shift somehow, you may notice a consistent clanking noise as the fan...Read More
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