Couldn't decide weather or not this belonged here or the wall of shame....... I bought this unit to use in the basement where I live in my sister's house, it is a Danby self-contained heating and air conditioning unit.
A better pic of the control panel
Unit is exactly 2 years old this month. Now, when I run the A/C, the compressor makes all kinds of racket. It sounds like the shaft is hitting against the wall of the compressor. It does not do this continuously, however, the more I have run the unit, the closer the intervals are when I hear this noise.
I have never heard this kind of noise from a compressor in my life. It is like a cracking sound, and if I physically shake the unit, it will make this noise. The compressor motor itself does not bog down at all when this happens. I just hear the "Kicking" sound with no apperant strain on the motor itself.
I am going to take this thing apart tomorrow and try to see what's wrong with it. Any ideas on what to check? I'm hoping it is just something simple like a bad start relay or capacitor.
Oh and here is the sad part. Unit had a 1 YEAR WARRANTY.
I paid $600 for this pice of ****, and later found out I could have gotten me a mini split for a couple hundred bucks more.