My ref has been making a loud baning noise for quite some time. It happens when it cycles off. I have taken the back off and when i move the compressor a little it makes the banging noise and feels like there is something loose inside the compressor. Is there any way to fix this?
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Re: loud banging noise
Some popping noise is normal but if it is banging when it stops it needs a new compressor.what has happened is one or more motor mount is broken or weak it could run like this for months or years but it is annoying! if its warranty they have to replace it.
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The noise is inside the compressor. The actual compressor is inside a case that is sealed and inside that case are mounting tabs. Those tabs break. When the do, you get that noise. The compressor will work if you can put up with the noise. However in time and it is not known how long, it can and will fail, The leak needs more information but it is most likely condensation from the defrost cycle.
Where is the noise coming from? The front, back, top, or bottom? Is it a bump, thump, bang, clang, or rattle? Does the sound happen at regular intervals or randomly? It could be the compressor bushings going bad, causing the compressor to bang around.
inside the compressor there are springs which prevent the motor from banging against the case. If one of them breaks the compressor will make quite a bit of noise, It doesn't affect function but is very annoying.
is it shutting off when it makes that clunking noise? if so, thats the compressor making the noise. the motor inside the shell casing, which is suspended on four springs, is banging agasint the shell casing because one of those springs has stretched or broken. You need to replace compressor. if its been happening for a while, i would start looking for a new model. if its more recent, and not very loud, you haver more time, but in either case, it could just cease up at any time. to hgave your compressor replaced, and unless your an HVAC tech you should most assuredly NOT do it yourself, its quite expensive, at or near the cost of buying a new one.
Good day, If it makes the clunk or banging noise when the compressor is shutting off, then yes, internal spring or springs inside the compressor have broken. Only solution to that problem is a new compressor. P.S. these things can run a long time with this condition, but ultimately .....
The compressor is that black casing you see at the bottom of your refrigerator - inside this sealed case is the motor assembly which stits on 3 or 4 springs that act like a cushion - you have a little gap at the bottom where the lubricating oil is present. Your springs have likely worn out and when the compressor shuts off the assembly is banging against the rigid casing make that loud "klonk" or bang noise. It IS normal for compressor to make some faint "tick-tick-tick...tick.....tick" when shutting off, but loud banging, bell sounds, etc, means the assembly is banging on the case from the inside - you can indeed live with the noise, your compressor will function normally, probably for months, or even years - it can also keep wearing out and one day the noise might get very loud (like a very high humming noise) - There is NOTHING that can be fixed, you either pay $400+ to change the compressor or buy a new refrigerator - If you DO replace a compressor usually the replacement will be noisier - Keep a thermostat inside your refrigerator at all time to make sure your compressor is still keeping your refrigerator and freezer cool.