Suddenly noticing that your normally quiet fridge is too loud can cause alarm in even the most stoic of individuals. Loud or uncommon noises should be taken seriously.
However, there are some proactive things you can do yourself. Properly maintained and cared for, your fridge can be a useful asset to your household for many years.
Before lapsing into despair, calling in a professional or buying a new fridge, there are some things you can check yourself. Here are two of the most common.
Your fridge has two fans; a condenser fan and an evaporator fan. Scraping, grinding or knocking noises can indicate that something may be interfering with the operation of one of the fans. If the sound is coming from the bottom of the fridge you will need to check the condenser fan. This can be accessed by the rear access panel.
Remove the panel to determine if anything is blocking the fan blades or if the blades are broken or damaged. If the noise is coming from the top of the fridge, check the evaporator fan located inside the freezer compartment. Remove the evaporator fan cover to check for any obstructions or broken and damaged blades. In both cases broken or damaged blades will need to be replaced.
Buzzing or clicking sounds may be as simple as a disconnected icemaker. Unusual noises will occur if the icemaker has been turned on but not connected to a water supply. The icemaker will have either a metal shut-off arm or an on/off switch. The icemaker must be shut off when not connected to a water source to prevent damage.
Your fridge is the one appliance that you simply cannot do without. So, when you need fast repairs, call Express Repair GTA at (647) 483-9051. Here are a few reasons why you should call us: