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Why is my computer fan making strange noises?

Why is my computer fan making strange noises?

Updated November 08, 2019 A louder-than-usual fan in your computer, or one that’s making strange noises, isn’t something to ignore. These sounds are usually an indication that a fan isn’t working properly — a potentially serious problem.

Why does my AC fan make a rattling noise?

There’s a rattling or buzzing noise coming from the condenser unit when the fan is turned on There is more than one possible cause for a noisy air conditioner. If you hear a loud rattling noise, it could be a minor issue like loose stones or debris that’s caught in the condensing unit.

Why does my fan make a ticking noise when it rotates?

When dust build up on top the blades gets thick, it can throw off the balance. This makes something rub when it gets spinning fast. You may also notice a slight wobble when the fan is running. I know this can happen. This happened to me. It only made noise on high speed. After cleaning the blades, the wobble and ticking noise stopped.

What does it mean when your AC fan doesn’t start?

When the fan doesn’t start even though the AC is turned on, it can be a clear sign that there’s a fault with the motor. When the AC runs without the fan circulating air, it can eventually lead to the evaporator coils freezing over. Once this happens, your air conditioning unit is at risk of suffering more serious damage.

Why does my fan not start on its own?

If the fan takes off and then keeps going on its own, you more than likely have a bad start capacitor. You took over its job of kick-starting the fan by pushing the blades. If the fan doesn’t start running, you may have a bad fan motor.

Why is my AC unit buzzing but the fan is not spinning?

Oh, no—your air conditioner’s not working. You go outside to check the A/C unit, and it’s buzzing but the fan’s not spinning. What’s going on? You may have a bad capacitor. The good news is, it’s pretty easy to find out. A bad capacitor is a common A/C problem with a straightforward fix.

Why does my laptop fan keep making noise?

Laptops & Tablets: Your computer probably only has one fan and it’s blowing out. Avoid blowing the dust directly back into the computer, which could aggravate the fan noise problem in the future. Instead, blow air at the fan at an angle, blowing the dust away from the fan grates.

Why does my AC make a loud noise when I start it up?

Outdoor fan motors and indoor blower motors squeal loudly when they’re going bad. The blower wheel and housing will also squeal when they malfunction. For some units, this sound is normal upon start-up. You should be able to identify whether it’s a sound that the unit always makes or if it’s something new.

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Ruth Doyle