The fan blew up in my frigidaire ac
Melvin P. • Shawnee, OK • June 20, 2014
Appliance: Model 2014 FRIGIDARE 18,000 BTU WINDOW UNIT
My Repair & Advice
My wife insisted that our new Frigidaire 18,000btu window unit wasn't draining water like she thought it should. She insisted I drill a hole in the bottom of the unit to allow the water to drain because she could hear it splashing around in the unit. (Heaven forbid that Frigidaire didn't know what they were doing when they built the cabinet for the unit). So of course, no one's happy if the wife's not happy, I did what she wanted. When I drilled the 1/2" hole into the bottom of the cabinet the bit went too far into the cabinet and a horrific noise came from within the unit. I just knew that I had drilled a hole into a gas pressure line.
After calling many AC repair centers and getting no help, I decided to see what I might be able to do to fix the unit. When I took the cabinet off of the unit I discovered the noise was actually the plastic fan had been destroyed. I called Frigidaire to get the part and was told the fan was out of stock and it would be about two to three weeks for the fan to be shipped.
It is mid June and the average temperature is 90 degrees so you can imagine what the wife said. I got on line to AppliancePartsPro.com and then talked to a representative who handled my order and I received the fan in two days using the normal delivery method. I then took the unit to an appliance repair center and when it was determined that it wasn't a gas problem the technician replaced the fan and today, five days after it whole was drilled, we have a cold home again and mom is happy again. So am I
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Repair Time Estimate
Less than 15 minutes