Why Does My Air Conditioner Have a Burning Smell?

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Cynthia Medina
Cynthia MedinaPublished Insurance Expert

Posted on Feb 03, 2023

There could be a few reasons why your air conditioner is emitting a burning smell. One possibility is that the filter is dirty and needs to be replaced. Another reason could be that the fan belt is loose or broken, which is causing the motor to overheat. If you believe that the burning smell is coming from the compressor, it is likely that the oil is overheating and needs to be replaced. No matter the cause, it is best to have a professional inspect your air conditioner to determine the exact source of the issue.

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