My air conditioner is having seizures

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  1. temery

    temery What?

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    Shaking every 10 minutes or so. Is it time to get a new one, or is it an electrical issue (I got the robocall from WMECO asking to set my AC to 78)

    It's a window AC. Ten years old.
     
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  2. August_West

    August_West Ask me about Cuba's Healthcare outcomes

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    A a northern chupacabra caterpillar may have gotten into the motor. Id check that first.
     
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  3. Dove

    Dove We can't stop what's comin.

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    I was also going to recommend looking for caterpillars in the filters.

    Buy a new one. We just went to Amazon and bought a Haier. So quiet.
     
  4. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    That's not good, not good at all.
     
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  5. temery

    temery What?

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    It died just after I posted. Just got a new one at Home Depot. Smaller, lighter, quieter, more btu's, and cooled the room right down.

    Should have done it in May when I posted about whether or not to replace. Problem is I'm a cheap sob. AC is the only real luxury I have.
     
  6. August_West

    August_West Ask me about Cuba's Healthcare outcomes

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    I have a mix of older ones and new ones and its amazing how much lighter and more efficient they've gotten in 10 years
     
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  7. Dream Jobbed 2.0

    Dream Jobbed 2.0 Formerly DiacosArmy

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    Is it a carrier? That may be the problem
     
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  8. Kitaman

    Kitaman

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    Can you post an image next time? It would save me 60 seconds to google this type of shite. I'm not that young and seconds count.
     
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  9. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    Yeah, that was a foregone conclusion once the chupacabra got in there. Those things are not good, not good at all.
     
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  10. 8893

    8893 Curiouser

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    Told you to get the ventless. Remember that when you're throwing this one in the dumpster three years from now.
     
  11. CL82

    CL82 It's going to be ok - calm down and enjoy the ride

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    larva stage:
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    Adult stage:
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  12. temery

    temery What?

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    Ventless = Dehumidifier ?
     
  13. Da_Aisijimo_Gou

    Da_Aisijimo_Gou

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    Pond, to join the recently deceased, decade old box.
     
  14. uconnell

    uconnell

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    Our ac's are 7 and 12 years old maybe not too efficient but do the job. One only runs at night and the other during the day.
    Costs more to run our new dryer.
     
  15. uconnfan68

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    What type of dryer? Just curious. We have a new LG washer/dryer pair.
     
  16. uconnell

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    Amana It's my son he uses the wrong setting. I keep forgetting to show him the right one. I had a dryer for 24+ years. We bought it for $199.00 new. It's probably older I just don't remember exactly when. The top was very rusty and we only replaced a fuse and a heating element in the whole time we had it.
     
  17. JMick

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    I have a kenmore washer/dryer unit in my apartment from 1998. The thing still purrs. My parents bought a new washer and dryer in 2010 and have had the washing machine replaced once under warranty and have had to replace the barrell in the dryer twice.
     
  18. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    First, you're about two questions away from me calling Adult Protective Services and having you put into assisted living.

    It's a ten-year old air conditioner....go get a new one.
     
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  19. Gringo

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    When I was a kid my father had two giant window AC's from the 1970's that my brother and him would have to lug up the stairs each summer and back down the stairs in the fall. I'm not exaggerating when saying the AC's weighed over 100 pounds each. They were so heavy we had to use a hand cart to bring them up the stairs as we couldn't carry them all the way up. Every summer my mom would yell at my father to replace them with a new AC but my father would refuse as they functioned just fine. When my brother went to college I was 12 and was a small kid for my age weighting about 80 pounds. These damn AC's weighed more then I did, but I was next in line for helping my father bring them up and down the stairs from the basement.

    That fall when we were retiring the AC's my job was to push the air conditioner back onto the hand cart as my father guided the cart down the stairs. Needless to say after going down one step I realized I didn't have the strength keep the AC on the hand cart and bailed on the job. It was a race to the bottom between me and the AC and if the AC won it meant I would probably be dead. Luckily I was barely able to beat the monster down the stairs. After my mom recovered from the shock of hearing the giant AC tumble down the stairs I thought she was going to kill my dad. Needless to say we had new AC's the following year.
     
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  20. Butch

    Butch

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    He already did.

    You are getting old.
     
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  21. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    When I remember how I did it, I'm going to ban you from another thread.
     
  22. chiller99.5

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    Worse part is locating an appliance recycling center somewhere, even dumps nowadays are specialized
     
  23. 8893

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    No, an air conditioner--I meant ductless, not ventless, sorry. This:

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  24. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    Mitsubishi makes a version that is brilliant.
     
  25. August_West

    August_West Ask me about Cuba's Healthcare outcomes

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    Thread participation/handle
     
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