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Groaning frig My refrigerator has developed a groaning/creaking sound. It creaks for 5 seconds, rests for 2, then starts again. I thought it was the water/ice maker feed so I tried bleeding the water line, but that didn't improve anything. Could it be the compressor?

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BFULLAWAY had the answer, I believe. My ice maker does the same thing, groaning and creaking for a few seconds, stopping briefly, then starts creaking again. This is due to ice stuck inside and it will make no ice as a result. Usually I see a piece of ice protruding and knock it out. Happened recently, but I saw no ice. Took a cup of hot tap water (not boiling) and poured it into the compartments where cubes form. (Made sure ice tray was in place to catch water.) I banged on the side and a misshapened cube fell out. Creaking/groaning stopped and unit began to function normally.

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Had similar problem - ended up that the fingers that lift the ice when frozen were stuck (frozen) in the up position. Chip the ice off and stopped.

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I had the same problem.

I emptied all the ice in the ice bin and the problem went away.

Don't know what it is but it seams to happen when we don't use much ice for a couple of months.

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Compressors don't usually make groaning or creaking noises and if the appliance is still cooling ok then doubt compressor is the source. there could be two other sources: cabinet creaking as it expands and contracts - this is quite common. system noise - the compressor is circulating a mixture of gas and liquid. on occasions this can be quite noisy but normally a gurgling noise

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