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    Confused Airhandler fan speed changed on a TWE030P13

    The info plate on the air handler installed with my Trane A/C system says it is a TWE030P13BO. When cooling capability diminished after several years, due to a loss of 4 lbs of refrigerant, an independant technician (son of a friend) recharged it and also said he increased the fan speed of the air handler, which seemed evident by the small increase in the sound it made. Now, two years later, the sound from the fan has increased even more. So, I thought I would look for the switch that controlled the fan speed and set it to the lower speed. Not seeing it on the unit itself, I went to the installers guide and users manual, neither of which said anything about the fan. So I went to my best friend--Google--and came to realize my model is not supposed to be variable speed. So my question is, how did that guy change the fan speed?

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    The motor is a 3 speed design. There are speed taps on the motor itself. It needs to adjusted by a technician and it sounds like there may be issues with your duct system or coil restrictions that need to be addressed.
    Quote Originally Posted by k-fridge View Post
    The laws of physics know no brand names.

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    The speed is changed by changing where a wire is plugged into the motor, but if the sound from the blower has gotten louder, a fan speed reduction isn't what you need to fix it.
    If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.

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    Thanks for your input, guys. I guess I'll be calling a repairman.

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    Don't overlook simple things like dirty filters. I've heard many systems be noisy at the return grill from the blower struggling to get air through. Other than filters it's time to bring in a pro.

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