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Knocking noise coming from Whirlpool Gold refrigerator

Knocking occurs ocassionally

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  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    It is 4 years old and I hear knocking from the bottom a few times a day for about 30 seconds.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with a different Whirlpool : PBF1952PBW. Refrigerator is 30 days old bought from Loes it has a loud popping or knocking at 3 or 4 hour intervals. The repair man they sent me said I get to live with it because it cools properely. Paid $800.00++ for this dont buy Whirlpool.


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Mine does it too. I know what it is because I repair them for a living. That is the sound of ice expanding as the defrost heater comes on to melt the frost on the evaporator. The next ime you hear it make a note of the time. Every 8 to 10 hours it will go into defrost mode. The ice box will also quit working for 21 minutes.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Feb 20, 2009

    Another thing that will make the knocking is compresor mount too tight. They should be loose a tad to act as shock absorbers. Too tight and you get the knock when the box shuts down. Np worrys, just the nature of the ice box.



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SOURCE: knocking noise coming from Whirlpool Gold refrigerator

The compressor is normally mounted in sound-dampening rubber shock mounts and it sounds as if one or more of these have decayed on your fridge.
Accessing the compressor from the back, you might try (gently) to rock the compressor to see if you can duplicate the noise you are hearing.

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