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Phil, Mechanical Engineer
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Just had a repairman claim that blower bushings are failing

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Just had a repairman claim that blower bushings are failing and compressor valves have failed. He is recommending replacing condensor unit and coil for $3340. He was called for annual servicing. Unit has had no problems thus far. His diagnosis seems off base.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Phil replied 2 years ago.

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If the system was working well before he arrived then he would generally be totally out of line in such a diagnosis... I would call his boss first, and if a deep apology is not forthcoming, I would switch maintenance companies right away, I might switch anyway.

If the system is over 10 or 15 years old however, the blower motor bushings would indeed be worn, and the compressor valves might not be 100% up to par, but that is not a cause to replace the entire unit however, maybe replace the fan motor for $400 or so.

Tell me please about how old the system is. We can go from there.


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