Refrigerators make lots of noises during regular operation. Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell which noises are a normal part of a fridge’s cycles and which noises are signs of trouble.
To help you understand when it’s time to actually worry and call a refrigerator repair technician, Morris County Appliance Repair put together this quick guide. If your fridge isn’t making one of these sounds, then you can breathe a sigh of relief.
Refrigerator Noises to Watch Out For
Sounds like something is hitting the fan blades:
These noises mean something is blocking one of your fridge’s two fan blades (one is a condenser fan, one is an evaporator fan in the freezer).
Sounds like something is trying to run but isn’t connected properly:
- Recurring clicking
- Recurring buzzing
- Recurring vibrating
These noises likely mean that the water line isn’t connected to the ice maker correctly. The ice maker is turned on and attempting to make ice, but there is no water supply.
Sounds like something is rattling.
This rattling noise could be caused by one of a few possible scenarios:
- Your fridge may be coming into contact with another surface nearby.
- Your fridge may not be level.
- Your fridge’s drain pan may have fallen out of place.
Sounds like normal humming has gotten louder.
If the usual humming of the compressor has gotten exceedingly loud, there is likely a problem with the compressor.
Sounds like… total silence.
Your fridge should always be emitting a faint hum. If no noise is coming from your fridge whatsoever, that means your fridge has been cut off from power or your fridge’s compressor has malfunctioned.
Have you noticed any of these troublesome noises coming from your refrigerator? Call Morris County Appliance Repair ASAP! Let us get your refrigerator repaired today.