I was at a friend's house earlier tonight and his fridge was
squealling and screaching like a 'coon in a trap. It went on for
abpit 30, 90, or 10 seconds and then there would be a quet time for 2
to 10 seconds, and it would start up again.
Some times the pictch changed, like it was a mama 'coon.
CY: Yep, that's annoying noise.
Does this sound like a fan or the compressor?
CY: Could be either. You can tell by the location of the sound.
IF it's a fan, which isr better, that is, not as bad , to run the
fridge while it makes the noise, or to disconnect what I think I show
below is the bad evaporator fan behind the freezer compartment and run
it without the fan at all. Will it cool the freezer or fridge
without the fan?
CY:Without evap fan, typically the fridge warms up, and the freezer gets too
cold. Sometimes the food melts in the front of the freezer.
What are the odds that running the fridge while it makes this noise
will set the whole thing on fire?
CY: I've never seen that happen.
Or do more damage than just the bad
CY: Might have some food warm up.
It turns out he had this noise the previous night too, turned
the thing off, and forgot there was a problem. Now the chicken in the
freezer is soft, the fridge is 48F, and he wants to run the whole
thing o get back to the temp it was.
CY: if the fan is noisy and blowing, it might get to temp, again.
Must he turn it off now? Before
he goes to sleep? After he puts new batteries in the smoke detector?
CY: Not a big safety problem.
He tells me the chicken has gotten harder.
CY: If it's thawed, mgiht not be safe chicken to eat.
And can I just buy him another evaporator fan before I go over there
again, once I get the model number, or do I have to checkfirst iif the
fan is really the problem?
CY: I'd want to know it's the problem.