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tried to deice heatpump around the fan and I hit someing that is hissing now!

tried to deice heatpump around the fan and I hit someing that is hissing now!

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Old 01-24-10, 11:38 AM
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tried to deice heatpump around the fan and I hit someing that is hissing now!

my heat pumped was totally iced up and I shut off all electric, then used a hammer and a screw driver to remove ice around the fan. I must have hit something because i now have a noise that sounds like a ballon releasing air or running a power washer.

can someone plese tell me what this is and how i can stop it?



thanks!
 
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Old 01-24-10, 11:49 AM
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the sound stopped, does anyone know what happened?
 
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Old 01-24-10, 02:45 PM
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Sounds like you put a hole in the coil. Put the unit on emergency heat before you cost yourself any more money. Call a service company to see if it can be fixed.
 
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Old 01-24-10, 02:49 PM
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And...a hammer should never be needed in an A/C system...but you know that now.

If you didn't turn off the HP you've probably cost yourself a bunch. If you went to just EH...maybe not so much. Hope you don't have a lot of Xmas bills to pay though....
 
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Old 01-24-10, 04:29 PM
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Thanks guys,

The unit is 25 yrs old and was not really working since the summer?(would not cool the house at all) so I knew it was basically dead or I would never have tried to do anything to it myself.

I went out and got a portable heater for the bedroom, so I will live with that till I can afford a new unit before next winter.
I was just worried I did something that could put lives at risk soon as it happened.
 
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Old 01-24-10, 04:46 PM
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I caught my elderly neighbor doing the same thing on a brand new Amana heat pump. I stopped her before she did any damage.

All you need is to kill the power and start pouring on the hot water.
 
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Old 01-27-10, 01:59 PM
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awh man the hissing snake sound. Once you have heard that you never forget it. That is what got me started in the trade back in 1985. I was installing a window unit in my crib and the bracket would not work so I decided to run a couple of sheet metal screws through the side of the unit to hold it. I got the snake stirred up lol. My dad showed me how to silversolder/use a vaccum pump and recharge refrigerant that day and it has been nothing but fun ever since. He did laugh at me pretty heartily that still stings even after 25 years.
 
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Old 01-27-10, 03:23 PM
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switch the t-stat over to "Emgy Heat" mode. Then you don't need to worry about the space heater risk.
 
 

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