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Refrigerator Have you ever seen a refrigerator bulging on each side? It's pretty old and probably needs replacing, but am just wondering what is making the sides bulge out. There are also some popping sounds.

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Yes i have its from over foaming used to happen a lot in the old days are the poppins sounds when the compressor firsts cuts on if it is its from freon expansion and you can get a sound damping pad and put around the line's comming in to the evaporator

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Refrigerator side bulge

Hello Melody Vandiver....

I'd go back to the full defrost (THAT BULGE SHOULD RELAX).
BE PREPARED for some un-controlled "defrost" WATER.

Towels... wet/dry vacuum... etc.

Somehow (I think) you have a water deposit in the lining of
your refrigerator... Since the INTERIOR (REFRIGERATED ENCLOSURE) SHOULD BE AIR tight...
It might prove to be SERIOUS CHALLENGE to find ... remove and re-seal the EXTERIOR case (WIRES & TUBE passages into the
refrigerated area.

Carefully inspect doors (drawer if you have them)... that their gaskets have full contact all the way around & the doors are square with the case.

Do the "dollar bill" test (brown paper sack is much cleaner & nicer than MONEY)... pull a piece of paper... all around the closed door. You should feel resistance at every location"

It can occur if the refrigerator was tipped on it's side during transport... or you have sustained a CASE AIR-LEAK that is allowing FROST TO BUILD UP in an UN-HEATED (DEFROST HEATER) area.

If my hypothesis is EVEN NEAR close...
This is most likely adjacent to your freezer compartment.

(although I'm at a loss as to why it would bulge OUT rather than into the softer and more flexible plastic (I assume.. no make or model came through with your question) interior lining.
Use no external heat sources on the unit...

Unless you are really good at taking PICTURES & NOTES... this might be a job for a trained "SERVICE" person.

I ORDNARILY ENCOURAGE doing-it-yourself....
but your problem sounds pretty drastic.

I'm just and old side x side guy so I don't speak dual evaporator.. web-enabled remote video-access refrigerators...
(nor care too (twice retired from advanced electronics/optics)... these latest gadgets seem a bit 'round the bend 4 A Frig))).

Good luck... comment me back if you are going in...
and remember to take pictures & notes so you can get every tube & wire PRECISELY BACK from whence it came!!

Sears service (I don't personally like'em (IMLTHO)).
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