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Fridge intermittently bangs like very loud champagne cork popping

Our 9 year old fridge/freezer stated giving very loud bangs like a cork popping or a shot, at irregular intervals. No smell, no blackening round the plug or socket and worked perfectly. As the noise got so frightening we bought a new fridge freezer and after a few weeks it has started doing the same. Any ideas?

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Sometimes when fridge first starts they can sound like water dripping into hot oil or deep fryer, this is caused by liquid refrigerant returning to compressor which has hot oil in sump, this is normal and no need for alarm, unless the fridge is not keeping temperature.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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