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Central Air unit replacement #939412
05/24/18 02:32 PM
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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...

Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert] #939413
05/24/18 02:33 PM
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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.

Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert] #939437
05/24/18 07:45 PM
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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.

Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert] #940266
06/06/18 02:44 PM
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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.

Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: Able_Dog] #940267
06/06/18 02:45 PM
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The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
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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

Re: Central Air unit replacement [Re: rjoubert] #940392
06/08/18 04:41 PM
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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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