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    In the video it sounds like it's running already? you're saying that at 33 seconds the compressor finally turns on? but the outdoor fan is already running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    In the video it sounds like it's running already? you're saying that at 33 seconds the compressor finally turns on? but the outdoor fan is already running?
    In the video above, I didn't start recording at the beginning of the inside unit running. The inside unit starts running and then after anywhere from a 1.5 to 2 minutes the outside fan (compressor?) starts up. I can stand at my back door and view the compressor which is only about 10 feet from my indoor unit. That is how I can determine that the noise is only when the outside fan starts up. I do not hear the noise outside. Only at the inside unit. I hope I answered your question.

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    why is the video so noisy? like the fan is running already? That's what's throwing me off.
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    It's noisy because it is running already. As soon as the inside unit kicks on, the fan is running and blowing air out the vents. But the outdoor unit is not running. There is a delay. Is this unusual? I know when the owner of the ac company came out, I explained all of the above to him. He was also shocked there was a delay and tried to disagree until he witnessed it himself.

    Maybe this will help - Certificate of Product
    Product: Split System: Air-Cooled Condensing, Coil with Blower
    Outdoor unit model #: UARL-038JEC
    Indoor Unit Model #: RCFN-HM3624

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwga5555 View Post
    It's noisy because it is running already. As soon as the inside unit kicks on, the fan is running and blowing air out the vents. But the outdoor unit is not running.
    It cant be running and not running.

    Indoor unit starts - air moving in house.
    Outdoor unit is off - no fan movement, no noise?

    (but in video we hear fan noise, then at 33 sec a grinding chattery noise)

    unless there is an external time delay installed, yes it would be unusual for it to start later than the indoor unit. (I havent looked up the outdoor unit yet.)
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    I looked it up. Im not an expert on your system. We dont have many 2 stage systems here. But, Im wondering if what we are hearing is the second stage engaging. It's just a guess. Does your compressor have the damping diaper installed?
    Experience - knowing when to get the hell out of the way and plug your ears. "Don't be a sissy. Turn it on!"

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    BBeerme - "every time he opens his mouth, he reminds me of a cow without the fart bag."

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVAC_Marc View Post
    I looked it up. Im not an expert on your system. We dont have many 2 stage systems here. But, Im wondering if what we are hearing is the second stage engaging. It's just a guess. Does your compressor have the damping diaper installed?
    It's not the second stage engaging. You can hear it kick into high gear and the digital thermostat displays stage one and stage two. Stage two rarely comes on unless I knocked the thermostat way down. I don't know what a damping diaper is.

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    so it does it only in the summer. Is the indoor unit in the attic? and does this unit have an accumulator? If yes for attic and no for accumulator then it might be liquid in the compressor at start up due to attic being hotter than outside. Or it could just be a loud/noisy scroll compressor starting.

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    If the problem can not be located, demand a Ruud tech rep get into this problem. Rheem/Ruud products are good products but anything can have a problem. As far as the evaporator having a leak, it does happen to all brands unfortunately.
    Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger View Post
    If the problem can not be located, demand a Ruud tech rep get into this problem. Rheem/Ruud products are good products but anything can have a problem. As far as the evaporator having a leak, it does happen to all brands unfortunately.
    Thank you Doug - that is a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOGBOY View Post
    so it does it only in the summer. Is the indoor unit in the attic? and does this unit have an accumulator? If yes for attic and no for accumulator then it might be liquid in the compressor at start up due to attic being hotter than outside. Or it could just be a loud/noisy scroll compressor starting.
    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but I don't know how to answer your question about the accumulator. Yes it only does it in the summer. No, indoor unit in not in attic.

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    something is not correct in the controls of the unit , the blower should not start then 1.5 minuets later the compressor starts . it should be more like the compressor starts at the same time as the blower or the compressor stars first and then the 30 seconds later the blower starts .
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