Question about Refrigerators
I have a 6-year-old Kenmore top-mount refrigerator that four months ago started giving off a loud popping sound about every 30 minutes. The refrigerator works fine, but I'm wondering if something has gone wrong. It seems unlikely that this sound would all of a sudden come from the expansion and contraction of the inside walls of the refrigerator. We haven't cleaned the coils on the refrigerator because of the diffulty in pulling the unit away from its spot in the kitchen. Any advice?
It is probably the sound of the ice being made. Contact Kenmore support if you think it is really bad.
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Posted on Jan 14, 2008
Hi it sounds like the sound you are going on about is the sound you get when the freon levels have dropped they drop after time and will need topping up but the only problem is this is expensive to do and can cost nearly if not more than the price of a new one.
Its upto you you can either leave it as it is it might be fine for another few years or it could pack up in 6 months what happens is when the freon level drops the fridge wont cool as well as it used to do and eventually it wont cool at all sometimes they will last years and sometimes only few months so its upto you continue using it as it is knowing that it will need replacing or replace it no knowing that you wont waste any food due to it not cooling.
The price of getting the freon topped up will probably be more than the price of new fridge let me know what you want to do or if you need further assistance
Posted on Jan 14, 2008
Could it be the icemaker??? Try and determine where the sounds are. Sometimes refrigs do make a popping sound when the freon is being metered at the evap. The coils being very dirty could possibly not be letting the hot vapor freon from being totally condensed into liquid at the metering device. This liquid/vapor mix could be the popping you describe. Let me know what you find and ill be glad to help.
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
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