Problem with my air conditioner
May 23, 2006 9:57 AM   Subscribe

My airconditioning (which is new) makes a strange noise when it starts/stops.

We just moved into a new house. The air conditioner makes a strange noise when it starts and stops. I'm not sure entirely how to describe it. Think of a pillowcase with a half dozen pieces of silverware in it, and drop that on a carpet or something. Sort of a muffled clinking sound. Or, if you have babies, think of the sound a crib makes when you release the front side of it, and it slides down onto the springs.

It does this both when it starts and stops (I believe). I haven't been up to look at it but I would not know what to look for anyway. I am fairly handy so if there is somewhere I can look to get a good idea of what to look for, I'm up for that.
posted by RustyBrooks to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
It's probably the compressor starting and stopping, which can sometimes be pretty loud. If it is a new house, the AC should still be under warranty, so why not have the person who put it in check it out?
posted by TedW at 10:29 AM on May 23, 2006

if it's central air then it might be the fan. check to see if you hear it when you turn on the heat, too.
posted by lester at 12:11 PM on May 23, 2006

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