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    Power Surge

    Yesterday, in my neighborhood, their was a neighborhood wide power outage. When it happened I heard a pop. Now that the power has came back on, the only thing that does not work is my AC. It is also making a high pitched hissing noise outside as well. I guess to make a short question long is, what could be wrong with it? Thanks.

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    call your friendly neighberhood service tech

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason5311 View Post
    Yesterday, in my neighborhood, their was a neighborhood wide power outage..
    Was this during a storm" if so and you plan on filing a claim, you better make sure you don't tell the insurance company a power surge killed your unit, you better tell the you saw lightning hit it or they won't pay a dime.
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    I am going to do that tomorrow. I just wanted to get as much info as I can before I call.

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    No, there was no storm. I think that someone was digging near the sidewalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason5311 View Post
    No, there was no storm. I think that someone was digging near the sidewalk.
    I would be trying to find the digger.
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    To answer your question, any of a number of things could be wrong with it. You'll need a Tech to tell you for sure.

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    I've only seen a power surge 3 times and everytime it blows up the capacitor and/or wiring. You can go outside and see if the outdoor fan is spinning or not, because your compressor will hiss as a safety feature if the outdoor fan is not running. Like I said usually it's just a capacitor and/or some wiring melted. A visual inspection of the wiring in the electrical compartment should tell you what's wrong.

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    Don't the newer AC's have fuses or circuit breakers built in to protect it from power surges?
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