Do you have a refrigerator that is excessively noisy and it’s driving you crazy? Do you want to solve the mystery of what is making all that racket in your kitchen?
Well, here are six common causes of a noisy refrigerator for you to check out.
- Evaporator fan motor
Any time you are talking about a cooling or refrigeration system, the most common causes of strange noises are fans. If you hear a loud or strange noise originating inside your Annandale refrigerator, and it sounds like it’s coming from the direction of the freezer, then it is probably the evaporate fan. Replace it.
- Defrost timer
If the noise is coming from inside the fridge, but not near the freezer, put your ear up to the fresh food drawer or compartment (the crisper). Is that where it’s coming from? If so, it’s probably the defrost timer. Again, replace it.
- Condenser fan
Those are the main causes of sounds originating inside the refrigerator; but what about those outside noises? These are usually caused by the condenser fan or the compressor. Check to see if something is in the condenser fan. If there isn’t, and it’s still making noise, then the fan motor is probably bad. Replace it.
If none of those descriptions fit the bill, then it may be that your refrigerator’s compressor has gone bad. In that case, you are usually better off buying a new refrigerator than footing the bill just to replace the compressor, which is costly repair job.
- …But it could just be normal compressor operation
However, before you leap into replacing anything or buying a new fridge, be aware that some compressors are just noisy. If you hear an occasional groaning noise coming from outside the fridge, near the freezer, that usually means the compressor has just shut off. This sound is normal, so don’t rush to fix a problem that isn’t there.
For these repairs, or any other repairs to your refrigerator or freezer, it is recommended that you contact an Annandale refrigerator repair professional like All Time Services. This will ensure safety and prevent future problems arising from improper repair.