Carrier Model 58MXA Banging/clicking Noise On Start Up

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-19-2006, 08:50 PM   #1
Registered User
 
gsevans's Avatar
 
Trade: electrical
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Unhappy

Carrier Model 58MXA Banging/clicking Noise On Start Up


A banging/clicking noise occurs when my Carrier model 58MXA starts up. it does this for several seconds before it starts. It is a dual heat pump/gass backup system that switches to gas around 40degF

As each banging noise occurs the inducer motor attempts to turn and a click is also audible. The system finally starts but it seems to be getting worse.

Can anyone diagnose?
gsevans is offline  

Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. ContractorTalk.com DOES NOT guarantee the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on this site. Always use proper safety precaution and reference reliable outside sources before attempting any construction or remodeling task!

   
 

Old 11-23-2006, 01:55 AM   #2
New Guy
 
rakes9720's Avatar
 
Trade: Electrical Engineering
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 25
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Carrier Model 58MXA Banging/clicking Noise On Start Up


Maybe the inducer blower wheel is loose or damaged. You would have to remove the motor and inducer housing though. Don't do this unless you know what you are doing.

Or, try spinning the little fan on the inducer motor first and see if it turns freely. If not, your problem is most likely the motor or blower wheel.

rakes9720 is offline  
Old 11-23-2006, 10:23 AM   #3
Registered User
 
gsevans's Avatar
 
Trade: electrical
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Carrier Model 58MXA Banging/clicking Noise On Start Up


Thanks for the post,
I tried that when the clicking/banging occurs I can freely spin the little fan on the inducer motor with no problems. It almost sounds like it is being electrically controlled ????

It dosen't happen all the time.
gsevans is offline  
Old 12-09-2006, 03:37 PM   #4
New Guy
 
rakes9720's Avatar
 
Trade: Electrical Engineering
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 25
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Carrier Model 58MXA Banging/clicking Noise On Start Up


It still could be the motor itself, and maybe the electrical connection is bad somewhere, or the control board.
rakes9720 is offline  
Old 12-09-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
Registered User
 
gsevans's Avatar
 
Trade: electrical
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10

Re: Carrier Model 58MXA Banging/clicking Noise On Start Up


I tracked down the banging part of the noise to the reversing solenoid on the outside heat pump unit. Seems it was switching on and off and the noise was being transmitted thru the lines.

I replaced the defrost timer on the outside unit with an old one that I thought was broken and not it works.

Any one else have problems with Carrier reversing solenoids switching from heating to cooling every few seconds???
gsevans is offline  
Old 01-03-2007, 10:41 PM   #6
Thoroughbred Mopar Man
 
#CARRIERMAN's Avatar
 
Trade: Railroad Conductor/ Ex Hvac Service manager
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: South/East, Ks
Posts: 57
Rewards Points: 75

Re: Carrier Model 58MXA Banging/clicking Noise On Start Up


Hi gsevans

I am almost sure that your problem will return. What you are describing is the symptoms of a bad defrost terminator. I will almost bet you end up having to replace the defrost terminator.

Good luck
Rusty

#CARRIERMAN is offline  


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please Help Me To Start My Business starobin Construction 9 06-14-2007 03:49 PM
Tapping noise ... RobertWilber Electrical 3 09-07-2006 07:22 PM
Furnace-gas forced air- high pitched noise saturn711 HVAC 3 03-25-2006 09:52 PM
Carrier Gas Furnace model 58MXA jimkp HVAC 1 01-16-2006 09:02 PM

Join Now... It's Fast and FREE!

I am a professional contractor
I am a DIY Homeowner
Drywall Talk is for
PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS ONLY!

At DrywallTalk.com we cater exlusivly to professional contractors who make their living as a contractor. Knowing that many homeowners and DIYers are looking for a community to call home, we've created www.DIYChatroom.com DIY Chatroom is full of helpful advices and perfect for DIY homeowners.

Redirecing in 10 seconds
No Thanks
terms of service

Already Have an Account?