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Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator Freezer warm, cracking noise

Whirlpool Top-Mount Refrigerator 8 yrs old. Freezer not cold enough, food is thawing, refrigerator is making a loud cracking noise every few minutes. Should we spend $200 to have someone come out and look at it, or just buy a new frig?

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8yr old? Buy a new one. The cracking sound is from expansion and contraction of the cabinet and ice cooling or defrosting. It can be as simple as a bit of a top up of refrigerant, but can also be that your compressor has worn down the valve plates and therefore is not producing sufficient pressure throught the system.

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