It is already impossible to imagine a modern apartment or house without a refrigerator. It helps to keep food fresh and tasty, and also modern models provide preservation of useful properties of food. If the refrigerator begins to behave strangely – for example, a lot of noise, it is difficult not to panic. But sometimes the reason for increased noise is absolutely innocent.
The fridge has been switched off for a long time
If the refrigerator has just been purchased and turned on for the first time, or the unit has been turned off for a long time for whatever reason, it will need time to “freeze”. Some models need up to a week for that, until the work gets back to normal. During this time, it is possible that the noise is excessive.
The compressor doesn’t have enough air
For the compressor to function properly, it is important to ensure a normal flow of air to the condenser. When this rule is not respected, the part does not cool as necessary, as a result, the load on the motor increases. Therefore, it begins to hum excessively. Over time, the compressor will inevitably wear out. So, if there is free air access to the refrigerator, it is possible that the working resource of the motor has already exhausted itself.
Failure of the fan
If your refrigerator makes a lot of noise, the fan may be broken. This is relevant for models working with No Frost technology. Sometimes such units are installed in two coolers – the freezer and refrigerator separately. And if something is wrong with them, the equipment will hum heavily.
If a freon leak has occurred, the operation of the refrigerator is also accompanied by unnecessary noise. It happens in a situation when during the repair the master has filled up the refrigerant in excess.
Normal sounds of the refrigerator
To begin with, any working refrigerator will occasionally make various noises. This is due to the principle of operation.
If there are no breakdowns, the appliances will make different sounds:
A quiet hum when the compressor is running. It can be compared to the sounds that the compressor makes in the aquarium.
A gurgling, gurgling, or hissing sound. These sounds tell about the movement of freon inside the tube systems.
In older units, you may hear a brief clang, after a brief hum from the compressor. There is no need to fear – it is the noise of the motor stops.
But not all noises are considered normal. Some noises are due to a malfunction in the main components of the refrigerator.
Tips to help avoid problems
A few tips to help avoid problems:
– Watch the installation and location of the refrigerator, and follow the instructions for the appliance. Do not place it near a heat source.
– Do not touch the unit with wet hands.
– If you do any maintenance or cleaning work on your refrigerator, disconnect it from the power source.
To find out what is the reason for the loud noise of your refrigerator, qualified specialists can help you. It is better to choose a master who specializes specifically in repairing refrigerators. If your refrigerator is under warranty, you should return it to the manufacturer. You should not solve the problem on your own, since there is a chance of breaking the refrigerator chamber.
Is it worth repairing a broken refrigerator?
If the refrigerator has started to make noise and the reason is the breakage of the leading parts, before going to a repair shop, it is worth thinking about whether it is worthwhile. When there is wear and tear on parts, one repair can entail the next. And this is a constant waste of money, in the end, the amount may turn out to be such that it is commensurate with the cost of a new refrigerator.
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Our service center is open 24/7, so you can easily schedule a convenient repair time. The specialist will arrive at the agreed time, carry out a diagnosis, and, if necessary, offer repairs. If you are willing, your appliance will be repaired directly on-site within 1-2 hours. We provide top-notch service at an affordable price!