Question about Frigidaire FRS3R5EMB Side by Side Refrigerator
Hi, I recently got an older, but nice, Frididaire side by side fridge. The doors had to be removed to get it inside, so I really don't know if this problem was occuring before I re-assembled it at my home.
What it is: When fridge side door is opened, at about 1/3 wide usually, there is a loud POP noise that occurs. Happens again when the door is closed. It is annoying, and i've tried a few things, and researched some other ideas on the web, but so far I can't pin it down or know how to proceed in order to fix.
Most fixes seem to say that it is the bottom bolt attachment thing that is causing the prob, and that you just have to tighten it up. I've tried that , both top and bottom hinges, etc... appear tight, but noise is unaffected. The noise, to me, really seems to emit or come from the top side inner door area, and if ear is placed on fridge during this, the sound is awfully loud and even makes my ear ring/hurt when it pops.
Is there some kind of tube or cylander or fit-in piece that may have been missed or slipped by when I put the door on, perhaps?
There is some small amount of up and down play that you can make by physically pushing up on the door, but I assume that must be normal. There is also a small plastice piece that is on the top side of the door and is sorta part of the hinge attachment piece that fits into the door itself, it has its own little hole or whatever on the door that it fits into and the bolt or bar runs through this from the hinge to inside the door. It's not in perfect shape, lifts a little, but all efforts to brace, bang, fill area to eliminate any space, or other ideas don't seem to have an effect on this, and I really don't think this is the culprit.
Again, I've looked into some searches, and all seem to point to bottom door, and , sure, maybe it is, and the sound just occurs from the top area for whatever reason that i'm not finding.
I'm thinking that removing the whole door again maybe the option, but i'm not sure. As above, is there something to look for, something the pieces need to go through or touch or be set into as the door is put back on?
The hinge plate itself has six holes in it for bolting to top of fridge, and three bolts/screws are actually used, so the other three are for an alternate positioning of the door , I take it, but I did use the same three holes that were used previously, at least they appeared to be the same due to wear marks, etc.. And door closes great, just makes this darned noise.
There is a tiny bit of ding, crush, or tiny dent that is at the top of the door near all this, but it's very slight and to me it doesn't seem that this alone would cause this infernal loud internal-sounding popping noise.
lastly, any danger or warnings about this if it goes on ?
finally, thanks to any and all that might have an opinion or an option to try on this, my fam is quite annoyed by this little detail, and it comes up frequently in conversation. Granted, compared to many other things and possibilities in life, this is a trivial matter, but nonetheless, please help us get rid of this ugly sound noise.
thanks very very much for your consideration and offers and words of help, they are greatly appreciated.
Lower door cam is probably damaged. That is where your noise is coming from. either it was never reinstalled after the doors were removed or it was broken or damaged when the doors were removed. One cam attaches to the door and one attaches to the hinge. they should mesh together smoothly. if they don't. Bang Clank, Very Noisy.
Thank you, Hope this helps you out.
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