Question about Refrigerators
Knocking occurs ocassionally
mine is not a gold but still whirlpool, and the knocking noise, whick started a week ago, is slowly increasing day by day, i have defrosted my freezer, cleaned the back and still it continues. any ideas?
I also have a new Whirlpool Gold fridge (bottom freezer with French doors) and it was making a knocking sound. The knocking sound would start when the fridge kicks in and starts running to cool, and would last for about a minute or less and be a slow knock.
I called Whirpool customer service since it is new and on warranty. They sent out a technician and he said the knocking is from gas/air built up in the copper tubing for the freezer because the copper tubing is too cold, and when the fridge first turns on it forces the air through, making the knocking sound.
His "fix" was to adjust the copper tubing so that it is closer to the heat of the motor/compressor and heat of another copper line so that the cooler line stays warm so the air/gas doesn't build up. His fix worked slightly, but the fridge is still knocking, just not as bad and not as long - it knocks fast for about 5 to 10 seconds instead of a minute.
Going to call customer service again soon and see where to go from here.
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
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.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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