Question about Kenmore 73822 / 73824 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
The refrigerator is ten years old, and I am wondering if this could be a problem with the condenser. In addition the bottom mount freezer has a drip causing an ice build up on the floor of the unit.
The only part of the system that is still under warranty is the sealed system. The condenser fan, which is about the only thing that can sound like an airplane in the back of the unit, is only warranted for a year.
What often happens is there is a shroud around the fan that is made of cardboard. The cardboard warps over time, or has gotten wet or damaged in such a way that it comes into contact with the fan as it turns. You can usually get under there with a screwdriver or nut driver and loosen screws, then readjust the shroud so the fan will not hit it, then tighten the screws back down.
Now, sometimes the noise is coming from the compressor, but that whirring noise is usually hard to hear over the condenser fan noise. If it is the compressor, don't worry about it. It's not covered under warranty anyway, and that's just the way they sound sometimes. And the compressor is not serviceable anyway. But I doubt that is the problem.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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