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F&P E442B - Knocking/cracking noise

Loud knocking/cracking noise when fridge is running, only way to stop it is by opening fridge door. I've checked that both fans are working and not iced up.

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  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem how to solved this? there is is the cracking anoiying sound :-(

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  • Anonymous May 01, 2009

    Bloody noisey cracking in the middle of the night

  • howardg1293 Jul 02, 2009

    Thanks, but when i checked the condensor it was free of ice, has been knocking now for 6 months, looks like it will do it ongoing, i thought it might have settled down



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It is probably the buildup of ice around the condensor (located behind white panel in freezer). I chekcked mine and the ice had pushed the panel oajar and the condensor unit was out of place too. All due to the excess buildup of ice. I removed the ice tonight.. will tell you if this fixes noise problem. Also our fridge was not cooling ..freezer ok.. hope this fixes this problem too- otherwise i'll test the fan (located behind panel in freezer compartment.

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You need to make a vacuum breaker, break a lollipop stick in half and attach to the gasket at the bottom of the fridge door, that should sort it.

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We had the same problem with our Whirlpool side by side and it turned out that the water line was knocking on the back of refrigerator; so my husband covered it with the round form tubing and Quiet. Try it.
I have encountered another problem just last night - while cleaning my refrigerator I noticed that on the ride side of the internal wall of my refrigerator is cracking. Does anyone know if there was a recall or is there coils running inside this liner. I called Whirlpool and I have to call tomorrow and give them my serial and model number. But then I chatted with a person online from whirlpool and he said, unfortunate nothing we can do it will be a sore eye...I don't think so I told him after spending a couple thousand do you thing I will take this attitude from you. That is when I called their Corporate office in Michigan. Our refrig is just turning 7 years old and I have had refrigerators that have last 15 plus years. Something is just not right.

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