What is that weird sound my refrigerator is making?

Refrigerator

Your refrigerator could arguably be the most hardworking appliance in your home. It is on constantly and is responsible for keeping your food fresh and safe to eat. Your fridge needs proper care in order to do its job.

At times, your fridge can sound louder than usual, most of the time this is normal. If you are unloading groceries or cleaning your fridge, the fans may run at a higher frequency to cool the interior back to its set temperature. However, if your refrigerator is loud constantly, there may be an issue. Do you have a noisy refrigerator? Well, you are in luck! We have created a list of the top causes of a loud refrigerator.

Uneven Surface 

Is your refrigerator level on the floor? If not, the unit vibrating on the uneven ground may be causing this sound. Simply adjust the fridge legs to level the fridge with the floor.

Broken Motor Parts

There are various motors within your refrigerator including the condenser fan motor and the evaporator fan motor. Both of these parts help remove heat and circulating air throughout the machine. The cause of the noise is usually from a worn or loose fan. This may also be the cause of your noisy refrigerator if your fridge has been less cool than usual.

Unsecured Water Lines

If you have items on top of your fridge or your water lines are not secured, there may be a rattling noise coming from your fridge. This is from your water lines moving against your unit or the walls/ cabinets. Secure your waterlines down and the noise should halt.

If you have checked these issues are resolved and your refrigerator is still making a problematic noise, it may be best to call in a professional technician for an inspection. When fridges get old and outdated, they get louder as well, so it may be time to update your appliances.

Either way, Danny’s Appliance is the best for local repairs and used appliances. We sell repaired appliances locally in Providence Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts and also sell Wholesale appliances internationally. Call us today for more information, 401.351.0510.

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