Question about Frigidaire FRS26R4A Side by Side Refrigerator
I have heard probably 50 refrigerators that make this sound on startup in the lst 5 years. After they changed from Freon 12 to 134A, the running pressure of the sealed system acts slightly different, an causes the liquid freon to initially pulsate from the capillary tube into the evaporator. This causes the 10 second knocking, or a tapping sound on start up, untill the compressor reaches normal running pressure. incidentally, they are not all Frigidaire brand. We are Frigidaire and Maytag factory service, and they both do this to a certain extent, which is considered normal.
Posted on May 12, 2010
Hi, this is not normal at all. this is a manufacturing flaw the resides in the compressor build. there is way to much pressure being produced threw the lines. the compressor regulator seems to be flawed in its design. i would recommend purchasing a aftermarket compressor Assembly for this unit. the noise itself is a dead give away for flawed compression in the core Assembly.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Thanks for your post, friend!
I see that your Frigidaire side by side refrigerator is making a loud noise every few hours. There are a lot of normal operating noises within a refrigerator. It is possible that your evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling noise. Or you could be hearing ice being released into your ice bin. If you have your manual they should list some normal operating noises within your refrigerator. I hope this information has been helpful. -Matt
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Check the water valve on the back of the refrigerator if it has an ice maker. Make sure the valve is turned completely on and not constricting the flow of water to the refrigerator via the water supply line. You might also hear a simultaneous buzzing sound when the gurgling noise occurs. In some refrigerator models, this filling process is on a timer, and you might hear the buzzing and/or gurgling every 15 minutes or so.
Check the water supply line for leaks or damage. You might see a puddle of liquid on the floor. If air is pulled into the water line as the refrigerator is pulling in water, that can create a gurgling noise. Replace the damaged hose yourself, or contact an appliance repair technician for assistance
Wait while the refrigerator completes its defrosting cycle if you hear water dripping and gurgling in the freezer area. When the heating coil turns on, the melted water from the frost flows down to a drain pan for evaporation to take place. The defrost process usually takes about 30 minutes. This is automatic and cannot be prevented in most refrigerators. Keep the closed to try to prevent unnecessary frost buildup.
Wait while the water equalizes in the refrigerator if you hear a gurgling sound when shutting the door. This is normal and is a result of air being forced through the drain tube. The gurgling can last several seconds but should eventually dissipate this usually happens with old fridges upgrade its a good investment
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