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My freezer makes a loud popping noise 4 or 5 times a day but freezes fine, it just makes that noise,what is it

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Maybe the ice maker?

Posted on Dec 29, 2013

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SOURCE: Brand new unit, compressor noise.

Since I could get no one to tell me about new freezer compressor making buzzing noise while on, I had the store come a pick it up and give me my money back.

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SOURCE: my freezer stopped freezing and is making a loud

the loud buzzing is the freezer high temp alarm. dont know why its warm though.
make sure you don't store anything on top of or on the sides of the unit as the condenser of most freezers are buried in the walls of the unit and it will over heat the compressor. if unit is in a hot garage this will compound the problem.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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