June 15, 2010

How to Fix an Air Conditioner and Feel Like a Moron at the Same Time

I had a G.E. repairman out last week to fix my air conditioner because it wasn't cooling properly. After he left it was fabulous - cooling great, more evenly, more consistently. But then it started making a hell of a racket when the compressor came on. Like a fighter jet breaking the sound barrier. Before he fixed it it was pretty quiet. So I called back and scheduled another appointment. The guy came back today. He listened, turned it off, turned it back on, then...
he gave it a good whack on the left side and, voila! It quieted down. Thank god it's under warranty.


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Launce Newlove said...

Isn’t it strange how so many things can be fixed by just a good whack to the side? Hahaha! I wouldn’t recommend it at all the time though. I think it’s still best to consult a professional if an appliance, such as your air conditioner, is making noise that it isn’t supposed to make. Good thing you called the guy and he came back to fix it. Has your AC made that noise again since he fixed it?