A refrigerator is one of those appliancesin your Rockville home that sits quietly doing its job unimpeded for years at a time. When it suddenly starts to make a lot of extra noise, it often means there is something wrong with your freezer. So, instead of sitting back and waiting for the system to breakdown completely, here are some things to keep in mind.

Causes of the Noise

On the outside of your refrigerator are three components that have a habit of being noisy when there are mechanical issues. The first is the compressor, the second the condenser fan motor and the third is the defrost timer.

  • Compressor – The compressor – that case at the bottom of the refrigerator covered in tubes – is a very important part of your device. It compresses the gas that evaporates and removes moisture and heat from the cooling units in your device. If it is making a lot of noise, you quite probably need a new compressor or possibly even a new refrigerator.
  • Condenser Fan – The condenser fan is located on the back of your refrigerator behind a panel and is used to remove the heat from the refrigerator. If it is making excess noise, it may simply be a cleaning issue. Remove the panel and clean any lint or dirt off the fan blades (make sure it is unplugged first). If it continues, call a repair person to inspect.
  • Defrost Timer – The defrost timer is responsible for defrosting your refrigerator at a set interval – ensuring excess frost is removed as needed. If the motor becomes noisy it likely needs to be replaced, a relatively simple process.

Noise from your fridge is never a good sign. That is why it is so important to inspect it as soon as possible in case it is a problem you can solve. If not, call All Time Services immediately. If you can avoid needing a new refrigerator, you’ll want to take action as fast as you can to make that happen.