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Loud vibration from compressor

(Reposting, as this problem was mistaking ascribed to a Maytag unit.) Ever since I moved in, the compressor has made a loud clunk when turning off. Returning home after a 3 week trip, I found that the compressor now makes a loud vibrating sound when running. It also seems to be running more often, although the freezer and refrigerator compartments are still cold. The repair guy just listened and said the compressor is going out, no way to know when it will quit. I am willing to buy a replacement, but wondered if it's possible that there is a simple mechanical problem, say a loose bolt or some such. I am fairly handy, although I don't know anything about refrigerators specifically, so if there is something I can check, I will. Thanks for any advice!

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Compressor motor inside the hermetic container has rubber mountings. If any go, the motor will lean in that direction and the motor will hit the shell when it starts, or turns off.
Compressor motor is not going and the guy is full of it.
U cannot open the case and repair the mounting but the motor and its bearings are good to go for a long time, albeit it might have some noise. U can experiment with tilting the compressor assembly in the direction opposite to the bad mounting - often you can reduce and/or completely eliminate the startup/shutdown noise and running noises..

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i would check for loose bolts some where if the ref is get cold and the freeze

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When it is lcooling it has now begun tomake loud vibrations.


it is most likely from the frame of the fridge that the compressor is mounted on vibrating on the floor
I use two door wedges ( available from the hardware shop and I push one under either side a bit to get clearance from the floor
the noise stopped but the problem is that there is nothing available on the market to replace the wedges
rubber buttons under the plate worked but to stop the noise they tend to make the fridge unstable when opening the door or the front of the fridge has to be adjusted up so that the door self closes
try that and if it works the you are on the right rack
if not you may have to get the compressor rubber mounts replaced as they may have collapsed and allow the compressor to hit on the plate

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MOVING YOUR REFRIGERATOR SAFELY!


One of the most common mistakes made while moving a refrigerator
is shaking the compressor, thereby ruining it.
The motor inside the compressor is usually sitting on springs
to allow it flexibility when it runs and to cut down on the vibration.
Especially in older units. The motor inside is wrapped in coils of insulated copper wires. When the compressor is moved it causes the motor to
bang against the inside of compressor, Causing the insulation to break
off and short out.
Just move the Ref or Freezer very slowly and carefully.
Over grass bumps is the worst. It takes a lot longer to move it but it is worth it.

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i would check for loose bolts some where if the ref is get cold and the freeze

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Whynter Portable Air Conditioner Model: ARC-14S. Problem: It sounded as if something fell inside the unit while it was operating (cooling) then it started to vibrate horribly. The vibration is only...


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Loose Parts

Loose parts cause the majority of shaking and vibration noises in your air conditioner. A few of the most common loose parts include the air compressor, the piston rods and even the fan or blower unit itself. These noises are clunking, clanking sounds that occur along with a vibrating action. The only method of repair is a complete compressor replacement, which is a repair only a certified air conditioner technician is qualified to make. The compressor is a fully sealed component, so individual parts in the compressor cannot be repaired.

Fan Blades

Fan blades cause noise, shaking and vibrations even when properly secured. If fan blades contact the exterior structure of the air conditioner due to a bent fan blade or broken and misaligned grate, a constant, repetitive noise and vibration results, which sounds like a ticking or banging from the interior of the air conditioner. Vibration in this case is limited but still present.

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When an air conditioner shakes, there is a problem with the mounting brackets. These brackets hold the air conditioner compressor steady as it operates. Normal vibrations and shaking would otherwise occur without these brackets. A loose mounting bracket causes the air conditioner to rock back and forth and creates a clanking sound. As the compressor starts up, this rocking and clanking sound begins, resulting in a very loud and fast vibration and noise. It also occurs when the unit shuts down.

Other Sounds and Vibrations

Sometimes air conditioners squeal, hiss, hum or screech. Each noise is often accompanied by a vibration. Humming sounds along with a vibration may indicate a bad capacitor, the electrical part responsible for starting the machine. Hissing sounds tend to indicate a pressure problem while screeching and squealing sounds are fairly common in window air conditioners and in central air conditioners. This sound is also a result of the compressor motor. It usually starts when the unit turns on and continues through its normal operating cycle. Vibrations always occur in the air conditioner due to moving parts and the compressor motor's operation.


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Please make sure it is level, the compressor is designed to run on level ground. Also check the fans. if the fan is bad or the bearings are shot, it'll vibrate and make a loud humming noise.

Find out where the noise is loudest. if it's under the fridge, it's the compressor.You have to check the coil for the compressor and if it's inside the freezer, it's the fan bearing.

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Loud as Hell


Is it installed in a window? Check to make sure it is installed correctly. usually there is a felt or foam strip that is used to dampen vibration when you place it in the window. It also acts as seal to keep outside air and bugs out. If you place your hand at various locations on the unit does the sound go away? If it does then you know it is a vibration problem. Just add new foam or re-adjust the foam or gasketing it already has. If that doesn't work then try to locate the source of the noise. Use a mechanics stethoscope or even a cardboard tube from paper towels will work. Once you have located the source then you can tell the store what the problem is when you take it back and get a new one. Cheap air conditioners are noisy. Some more than others, it's why they are cheap. But your problem does sound like it could be a product issue.

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