I have a brand new Friedrich window unit (SS12M10) with a noisy
compressor. It vibrates and produces more noise than any Friedrich
unit I've ever owned.
Can't be right… These new premium 'Kühl' units are supposed to be just
the opposite. ( http://tinyurl.com/6geuftw )
I'm looking for a qualified AC tech in the NYC area who won't be
dismissive of my complaint, simply because it relates to noise. (The
unit otherwise works just fine)
Any advice/referrals would be greatly appreciated.
A ) brand new ? Return it under warranty.
B ) Can't do that ? A visit from a tech is going to cost you half or
more of the price of the unit new. Go buy another one.
On Sat, 04 Jun 2011 09:20:46 -0400, Agent_C
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The Unit was most likely bounced around in transit from the
Manufacturer to the Distributor/Store , and you could have a broken
internal compressor mount (not repairable) and/or an external
compressor foot mount could have loosened up which can be
retightened. I would contact the store you bought it from and and
find out who handles such issues as yours...maybe they will have you
return the unit for repair or replacement under warranty. Or, they
may give you a place to take it to locally who will make the
assesment / repair under warranty. But, you should not have to part
with any monies if it is under warranty...and especially if its just
been installed and used for the first time. If i were going to buy a
small WIndow A/C, I would get it at a Walmart cause at least they are
good on taking products back that are not working right (sounding
right) . Heres something you can try IF you want to try it :
WIth the unit running, take a long thin screwdriver or simular tool,
and push it thru the outside intake slots until you can touch the
compressor itself. Then apply a bit of pressure and see if the noise
changes substantially...at least that will pinpoint that it is indeed
the compressor making the noise. If you are going to do this, be
careful you dont hit the fan blade or other components...and just the
outside of the compressor shell is what you want to touch. Let us
If you're looking for advice or help, this newsgroup is about the last
place you'll find it. If any of these people were any good, they'd be
in the field making a living not wasting their time here, that is
unless they are retired and then you won't get much help either.
Sorry sport, but when people ask stoopid questions or want us to tell
stoopid people how to do stuff that they have no business attempting,
yeah... they are gonna catch shit.
If a tech has a question about a specific piece of equipment, or there is a
legitimate question where specifics are given.... starting with
make/model/serial number, specific pressures, temperatures, etc... thats a
Whats amusing is that you think you are going to penny pinch here.
Solve your own problem like a man. Whining here like a little girl
will get you nothing but derision. We all work for what you want for free.
It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard
the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all
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