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#939412 - 05/24/18 10:32 AM Central Air unit replacement
rjoubert Offline
newbie

Registered: 05/24/18
Posts: 3
The fan motor on my central air unit had been intermittently failing since Sunday (5/20). I had my thermostat set to 72, but the temperature was reading 75. I had the fan motor replaced on Tuesday (5/22). The Airtron technician is pushing to have the whole central air unit replaced, since it is 12 years old, and he said that the compressor took a hit since the fan was not able to cool it sufficiently. The a/c is working now and keeping up with demand. Is he just trying to upsell me on a new system, or should I actually replace the unit before it completely dies?

Thanks in advance...

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#939413 - 05/24/18 10:33 AM Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert]
rjoubert Offline
newbie

Registered: 05/24/18
Posts: 3
One more note...He also said the compressor was pulling the maximum number of amps, which is a sign it should be replaced, but he took the reading right after replacing the fan motor.

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#939437 - 05/24/18 03:45 PM Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert]
Able_Dog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 54481
Loc: Huntsville AL
12 years is not necessarily a long time. 12 years in Florida = 20 years in Vermont. Your location is not shown, I would not replace it, but I might look for pricing on systems and do other research so you are ready if it happens.

Count me for one no vote.

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#940266 - 06/06/18 10:44 AM Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert]
rjoubert Offline
newbie

Registered: 05/24/18
Posts: 3
I'm in Indiana. It's been a week and half since the fan motor has been replaced, and the A/C is working perfectly. It is keeping up with demand. Also, Airtron has not called me to talk about replacing the A/C unit, like the technician said they would.

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#940267 - 06/06/18 10:45 AM Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: Able_Dog]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 52792
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
Originally Posted By Able_Dog
Count me for one no vote.

Same here.

Welcome to HW by the way. smile

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#940392 - 06/08/18 12:41 PM Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert]
Able_Dog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 54481
Loc: Huntsville AL
Too late now but maybe of help to lurkers, the fan motor is an easy replacement. I replaced one a few years ago. Not much to it and you can save on the fan purchase price as well as the labor.

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