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    Bent fan blade

    Came to a YZE 2 ton heat pump yesterday as the client had mentioned they heard some loud noises.

    Upon inspection - found the fan bladed bent pretty bad to the point that one of the blades actually cut into the compressor jacket / housing.

    I'm a second year tech moving into my third and have never seen this happen yet - my question here is what would normally cause this?

    I'm assuming an unit that's not level or a rediculously heavy snowfall may push the blades? But we have had zero snow?

    -puzzle? Thanks for any input

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    Bent, cracked or broke off ?

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    Maybe........
    Terminal ice build up.
    Just a thought.


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    Quote Originally Posted by technocratic View Post
    Maybe........
    Terminal ice build up.
    Just a thought.


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    Yes or maybe just cracked at a rivit holding the blade. look for cracks there on maintenance. Small cracks grow up to be big cracks some day, and at 850 RPM..........Snap!

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    How about a kid with a stick?
    There is only one truly right way to do something, but there are thousands of wrong ways to varying degrees to do it.
    So the question is: If you don't do it right, then how wrong is it going to be???

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    Lizard or a frog could do that

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    The neighbor was finally fed up with the unit making noise outside of their bedroom window at night and "adjusted" the fan blade to stop it from spinning? Too bad you haven't had snow or you could have followed the footsteps.
    Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.

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    It was 100% bent - I have pictures just dont know how to upload em

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    Kid with a stick or the home owner trying to clean the coil

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