Question about Kenmore 53542 / 53544 Side by Side Refrigerator
My refrigerator came with the house so I do not have a manual for it nor do I know how old it is.. Every now and then it makes a loud buzzing noise that seems to stop when I unplug it , bang on the back and plug it back in.. I am not sure what this is but is sounds like gears that may be stuck .. I know I can get the problem to stop after a few attempts of unplugging and banging on the back but I know that is not really resolving the problem.... Can someone please help me as to what I should do or could do next to either check into or find out what I need to get fixed on it ..... ???????
There are 2 fan's in the uint one is located by the compressor itself, and the second is loacted in freezer compartment behind hte back wall, it is possible and fairly common that the bearing on one or the other has gone bad causing your noise issue. if it soulnds as if hte noise is coming from the compressor itself, then your out of luck no repairing that item just a replacement and problalby not worth the cost
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
When the compressor stops, the movements of the internal components are normally absorbed by the internal spring supports. If a spring breaks, etc., the inner moving part will contact the outer case and give a knocking noise or two when it stops. You can make the compressor (even a new one) do this by giving it a shake. The compressor will most likely run for years this way with no performance problems. It is rather expensive to replace a compressor, (especially for only a noise issue) so most people just live with it or get a new refrig and use their old one as a second refrig in a basement or where ever. Please don't bother to rate this, as anything but a Fix-Ya drops my score.
Posted on Jan 20, 2009
I have an old Amana bottom freezer that does that. It's because the defrost heaters are doing their job and the area around them as well as the coil is expanding rapidly. Try making certain that the cabinet is level and not on an unsteady footing. You might want to try turning the T stat in the freezer to a lower setting. Usually between 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 works best in all freezers. If none of this helps and the banging continues, get used to it or get another fridge. It seems to be a failing in bottom freezer models for some reason. It's harmless but annoying. I actually know someone who says she has the ghost of a frozen turkey stuck in her freezer that's trying to get out! LOL!
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
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