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LG Window AC LW5011 buzzing and clicking

gemmacat623

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Location
West Palm Beach, FL
Model Number
LW5011
Brand
LG
Age
1-5 years
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About two days ago my window unit started intermittently buzzing and clicking; it does it about every minute or so. It started out of nowhere so it's a little concerning. I don't want to contact my landlord unless it's a serious issue, which I'm starting to think it might be. It does turn on and run, but it makes an awful buzzing sound whenever I turn it on. Concerning enough that at first I think it may not run. It's worth mentioning that I've lived here for 2 1/2 years and have never had a problem with it; it's just that the house has been here much longer and I have no idea what problems it may have had before. I've included a link to a voice recording of the sound.
 

Jake

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It sounds like you have 2 problems, the motor bearing is making that grinding sound, and that click sound is the compressor trying to start, but it can't because its likely gone bad too.

Yes, definitely contact your landlord.

Jake
 

Jake

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Yes, it would cost more to fix it than its worth.

Jake
 
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