Is it normal for this heat pump (less than 2 months old) to make Zzzzzz

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Old 11-09-15, 08:48 AM
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Is it normal for this heat pump (less than 2 months old) to make Zzzzzz

Is it normal for this heat pump (less than 2 months old) to make Zzzzzz all the time when it is running (heat or cool)?
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Sometimes it is loud and sometimes it is lower but it is always there
 
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Old 11-09-15, 09:05 AM
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That heat pump sounds normal to me.
 
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Old 11-09-15, 09:11 AM
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The sound of zzzzzzzzz is rather loud. We cannot sit outside past 15 minutes before we decide to turn it off. for the first 5 days we had no issues but then sound started to pop after that.
 
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Old 11-09-15, 09:14 AM
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Are you running in heat mode?
 
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Old 11-09-15, 09:21 AM
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the sounds comes in heat and cooling modes. it was lower a month ago but now I feel it is higher sometimes where if we had the door shut but quite in the room next to it, we would hear zzzzz and would give you a headache.
 
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Old 11-09-15, 09:32 AM
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Some compressors are louder than others.

If it's only two months old.... have the installer come back and listen.
If he says all is ok then call the manufacture directly.
 
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Old 11-20-15, 06:08 AM
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Without a reference point, no one here can say if it's to loud or not... The person recording could have recorded at a high volume or the listener can turn it down.. no reference point, no way to tell.. A decibel meter would have been better for sheer volume.

Good luck and I hope to get it resolved to your liking!!
 
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Old 11-20-15, 09:58 AM
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Sounds normal to me. Maybe the enclosure is rattling a little?
 
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Old 11-20-15, 10:32 AM
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They make stethoscopes for uses other than listening to peoples heart and lungs. Google "automotive stethoscope", there are some very inexpensive ones and they can be used to locate strange noises.

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