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Should a compressor be noisy or vibrate?
by Manage My Life 
April 26th, 2007
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Compressors are not silent when operating. They should run with a monotonous drone. Knocking sounds coming from the compressor are cause for concern. A hum with no background compressor noise may indicate that the compressor is inoperative. No noise at all also indicates that the compressor isn't working.

Scroll-type compressors have a different sound than reciprocating compressors. They have a higher pitched whine. It takes some experience to determine what is typical compressor noise. Some compressors are noisy when new and will break in over time.

Some vibration is common with any compressor. Compressors are mounted on rubber feet to isolate this vibration. Excessive vibration, often accompanied by unusual noise, is a sign of severe problems with the system.

Compressor noise and/or vibration may be the result of -

bad valves, pistons or bearings

a poorly secured compressor (e.g., a broken compressor mount)

slugging (trying to pump liquid Freon or oil)

Unusual noises often indicate imminent failure of the compressor. Excess vibration leads to joint failure in the Freon line connections. This will allow Freon loss which leads to compressor burnout. Internal damage may also be done to the compressor.

Compressor noise can be heard best if you are close to the compressor. Make sure you don't confuse the sound of the outdoor coil fan with compressor noise.

Some people remove the outdoor cover and press the tip of a screwdriver against the shell of the compressor and the base of the screwdriver against the ear drum. This will transmit sounds to your ear without background noise from the fan, allowing a more accurate assessment.

The word Scroll in the data plate will tell you that this is a scroll-type compressor. Make sure you don't misdiagnose the noise that is typical of a scroll compressor as an unusual noise .

Compressors that are slugging may be noisy intermittently. Slugging is the introduction of liquid to the intake side of the compressor. Compressors are not intended to work on liquids. They expect to see a gas. The liquid may be oil or liquid Freon. In either case, slugging is very hard on a compressor.

When the compressor is running, look for evidence of vibration. This can sometimes be seen through the condenser cover or through the coil. Intermittent vibration or vibration which is readily visible may indicate problems. Look at the rubber mounts to make sure they are secure. Don't worry about vibration on startup or shutdown. This is typical. However, a broken mount will show up clearly at startup and shutdown. Where noise levels or vibrations are unusual, recommend further investigation.
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April 26th, 2007
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Water pipes vibrate
by Manage My Life 
September 21st, 2011
Joseph Perez
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September 21st, 2011
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Why does my washer vibrate?
by Manage My Life 
May 2nd, 2008
Tags: Kenmore, Washers
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Without the complete model number I will not be able to give you specific answers but I can give you a few suggestions.

On most 417 front loading washers you should be able to press the stop pad twice in order to cancel the cycle & open the door to re-balance the load.

While the washer is in spin you can place a glass of water on the floor 6-8 inches from the front of the unit, if the floor is weak the water in the glass will splash out.

If the washer is on a pedestal the connecting bolts may need to be tightened. You will need to make sure the leveling legs are properly adjusted & the jam nuts tightened, that information is in the owners manual.

Some 417 front load washer models have new shock kits for vibration issues.

Please resubmit with the complete model & serial number if further assistance is needed.
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May 6th, 2008
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Why does my line trimmer vibrate?
by Manage My Life 
June 30th, 2008
Lyle W
Several different problems could cause excessive vibration in a gas line trimmer. Here are some things to check:

Make sure that the line is properly installed and not jammed up. Loose, jammed or improperly installed line can cause vibrations.

Many models have coupler in the shaft. If this coupler is loose or improperly attached, it can also cause vibrations during use.

Make sure that you are using the proper gas/oil mixture in your gas tank. An improper mixture can cause the engine to run rough and vibrate.

If these general tips do not help, resubmit your question with the exact model number of your trimmer for more help with this problem.
by Lyle W |
July 3rd, 2008
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My washer recently started to vibrate excessively
by DANNY SUNG 
November 24th, 2010
Tags: Kenmore, Washers
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November 24th, 2010
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Why does my refrigerator vibrate at the end of a cycle?
by Manage My Life 
January 10th, 2010
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Unfortunately vibration issues are hard to isolate unless you are physically at the unit. I would suggest you pull unit away from the wall and examine it closely while it is operating. Try and determine what is making the vibration noise. I highly recommend calling a service professional to diagnose and repair your appliance.

If you require further assistance please resubmit question with details of the checks you have made. I will be looking forward to helping you again in the near future.
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January 11th, 2010
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why does my riding mower vibrate
by Manage My Life 
January 18th, 2011
Tags: Lawn Mowers
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January 18th, 2011
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Why does my 921.16477 air compressor vibrate?
by Manage My Life 
January 27th, 2012
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January 27th, 2012
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The lawn tractor was just running then it started to vibrate & just died.
by Manage My Life 
September 16th, 2009
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If the flywheel is turning when you try to start the engine and spinning freely, you have broken parts inside the engine. The smoke coming out of the oil fill tube indicates the engine overheated.

You will need to replace the engine or the tractor.
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September 18th, 2009
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What would cause an idler pulley to vibrate excessively on a Craftsman lawn tractor?
by Manage My Life 
October 10th, 2009
Joey S
Based on your details I must assume it's one of the two "flat idler pulleys" on the mower deck that is vibrating excessively. The pulley is likely vibrating because it's worn out or the bolt is worn causing excessive clearance between the bolt and pulley. It could also be wearing out because one of the mandrel pulleys could be failing too. You will need to check the pulley for excessive play between the bolt and pulley and check the condition of the mower belt too.
by Joey S |
October 14th, 2009
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