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Old 07-28-2010, 06:05 PM   #1
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Noisy A/C

I have a 1976 Argosy 24. It has the original Armstrong A/C unit installed. The unit puts out cold air, but it is very noisy (Vibration).

Is this normal? Any thoughts on how to correct if not?


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Old 07-28-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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This has been talked to death. Almost all RV AC units make a lot of noise. I'm listening to mine right now. Yes, it's normal for a high noise level and no one likes it. The only thing worse is sitting in a hot trailer.

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Old 07-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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Ours even 'grovels' in the background when turned off. They are right above, just live with it and beat the heat.
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Old 07-28-2010, 07:17 PM   #4
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Normal... I don't know but at least it's in tune with the buzz from the univolt.

Seriously ours cools well but it rumbles like a freight train.


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Old 10-15-2010, 10:16 PM   #5
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I recently had a vibration problem fixed on the Dometic Penguin A/C on my 2010 traylah.

There was a copper refrigerant line rubbing against something. It was loud and buzzy.

Now that it's fixed, it's just loud.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:56 PM   #6
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I'm still running the original Dometic on my '73. Just had an A/C man look at it because it wasn't working. One capacitor later, a minimal $40 repair bill and it works great and will freeze you out of the tin can. And oh yes, when the compressor kicks on, it sounds like a freight train driving through. I asked the A/C man if anything could be done to quiet that down. The reply was "no".

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