hey, my fridge is very loud when it turns 'on', very loud buzzing
instead of the low hum it should be.. i pulled out the fridge and the
noise is coming from the motor? at the bottom in a small black metal
casing. how do you fix this? is it expensive? thanks
You describe what sounds like the compressor. If the noise is indeed inside
of it, it is very expensive to fix but if the noise is actually from the
feet which mount the compressor to the rest of the fridge, it may be as easy
as replacing those rubber feet. They would be called motor mount bushings
or something like that.
A certain amount of Vibration is normal from the compressor but you should
not be able to hear it run. Grab it with your hand and see how that effects
the sound. So long as you stay away from the fan and wires it should be
safe. This may or may not mean it is about to stop working.
comming out. Tubing vibrating ( common ), compressor motor mounts have
gone hard ( rare ), bad compressor ( very common ), bad fan motor
beside the compressor ( if your model has one ), defrost pan rattling (
common ) are some possible trouble makers. If it ends up being the
compressor itself, the job is expensive to replace the
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