Question about Kenmore Refrigerators
When the compressor shuts down from running a cycle on our Kenmore Coldspot 69182990 refrigerator/freezer, it has begun making a loud knocking noise. Just two loud knocks, then it shuts down. The frig seems to be working normally, otherwise.
Is this a symptom of some imminent problem, or something I should address? I have noticed warm spots on the outside of the cabinet, in a couple of different places, but these are not always warm...
Thanks in advance for any helpful advice you may have!
Check te rubber mounts at the bottom of the compressor
the rubber rots after some time and the compressor moves on shutting down as the knocking could be that noise
Posted on May 20, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: refrigerator knocking noise
the motor could be on the way out. Put your hand (carefully) on the motor (back of the refridgerator), if it is too hot to touch then the motor is burning out and will need to be replaced.
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
Check the compressor mounts. They are usually springs mounted with rubber. If they are two loose the compessor wil hit some other metal part when starting up. Shakle it and see what it is hitting. Ajust accordingly.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
I have a GE ZIS480D - side by side with compressor on top. It had an even tempo knockng sound coming from comprssor area. I asked my repair guy (at his shop) wat it could be. He shruggs and says "dont know, I'll have to come out and see it for $65." Just give me an idea of what it might be. He says "could be the timer or the motor knocking on something. I'll have to come out and take a look".. I'm a very highend custom homebuilder and have built hundreds of homes with every possible issue imaginable. When a repair guy says "dont know need to see it" it means I have no idea but by the time I leae your house I'll come up wih something. When something doesn't make mechanical sense I just pound on it or give it a good smack. I do it with my truck, my computer, my doors that stick and even sometimes my wife (kidding about the wife, she'd take me out in a heartbeat. Anway, I got up in the compressor ares and smacked it a couple times from every direction and sure enough it stopped knocking. I have been called a genius before but all I do is force into submission and it works. A good smack with the palm of your hand will not hurt the unit. Give it a shot
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
I have the GE profile Refrigerator with ice maker in the refrigerator compartment. Mine was knocking loudly for long periods of time, so I finally removed the icemaker by removing the side panel in the icemaker compartment held with 1 phillips head screw, disconnecting the electrical plug (unclip), pulling the tab of the icemaker down (on top) and sliding it toward the door, thus removing it. There was ice frozen in the motor compartment that was the problem. I let it thaw out and re-installed. All was OK after that..
Posted on Apr 20, 2010
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