AC Unit sounds horrible (audio included)


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Old 04-19-18, 03:40 AM
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AC Unit sounds horrible (audio included)

My outside AC unit sounds horrible. It's a Goodman installed in 2010. Here is the audio of what it sounds like (ignore the bird): https://soundcloud.com/wesley-york-9...tsound/s-Jmots

What should be my next course of action? Fan? Compressor? Call the AC guy? Any way I can do some of this on my own?
 
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Old 04-19-18, 05:31 AM
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I don’t really hear anything out of the ordinary. What is making the noise your concerned about? Is the unit running and cooling?
 
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Old 04-19-18, 05:33 AM
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Sounds normal to me also. has it gotten louder over the years?
 
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Old 04-19-18, 11:14 AM
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It's pretty hard to ignore the bird considering he drowns out the sound of the ac unit.
Was it perched on your phone? 😊

If your ac unit has a scroll type of compressor they are typically a bit louder than a piston type.
Also, if there is a problem in the system like the evaporator being iced up or too high of head pressure from a dirty condensing unit coil it would also make more noise than usual.
 
 

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