Question about Refrigerators
When the motor starts up to cool the fridge, there is a bunch of clanging noises that can go on anywhere from 3-50 seconds. While annoying, I can deal with that. What I'm having more trouble with is when the motor stops. It stops with a REALLY LOUD banging noise. It literally shakes my apartment and can easy be heard by my neighbors. That LOUD bang only a second or so. This has been going on for several months now. From what I've read, it sounds like I have a problem with the compressor. It also sounds like the fridge will work fine for the next few years, besides the noise. Please tell me if I'm wrong.
Is there anything I can do to minimize the banging noises so the neighbors put down their pitchforks? I can't really afford to toss a working fridge and spend a couple thousand on a new one. :(
Whirlpool Gold (MOD:GT22DKXGB01, manufactured:9/99)
I think the banging means the compressor is shot. (more like a load "clunk"). I had the same noise on a dehumifier.) I dont' think replacing a compressor is a DIY, and doubt it is economically efficient. But I leave that to the specialists to comment on. Check Craig's List in your area - you can get a good deal for a few hundred bucks.
Also, the "clanging noices" is probably the fan blades for the air circulator that moves cold air from the freezer to refrig compartment. Check the online manual for your model (exploded parts view) to see where it is located and if it is readily accessible by taking out a few screws inside the refrigerator. Might be more than one fan - open the door when it happens and see if you can locate where the noice is coming from. This is a plausible DIY - I did it only my old fridge - replacement parts were cheap. But you might even be able to just reallign the fan blades so they don't clang.
Posted on Oct 26, 2008
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