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Troubleshooting Refrigerator Sounds: Learn Potential Causes of Sounds Made by Your Refrigerator

Troubleshooting Refrigerator Sounds: Learn Potential Causes of Sounds Made by Your Refrigerator

It is unlikely that even if it were in perfect condition, your refrigerator would be silent. However, there are many sounds that can indicate an issue with your fridge. Keep reading to learn about potential reasons and then contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 if you are in need of refrigerator repair or maintenance.

Grinding and/or Clattering is Often an Issue with Your Ice Maker

One of the most common things that people worry about is a sound of grinding or clattering. This generally comes out of the ice maker. The fact is simple: Ice cubes can be noisy, especially when they are falling into a cold, hollow, plastic tray. The machinery that actually makes the ice also moves, which can cause additional noise.

If the grinding and/or clattering is occasional, then it is likely just your ice maker making ice. If it is louder, the sound is jagged, or it has started when it used to be silent, then it may be time to take out your ice maker and clean it. If that and a defrost cycle doesn’t fix the issue, contact American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for help.

A Broken Fan Can Cause Rattling and Clacking

If you hear a rattle, whether it is constant or comes and goes, this could be an issue with your fan that has broken or become loose on its motor shaft. The job of the fan is to keep the temperature even within your refrigerator by moving cold air around. If it is an issue with the fan, you will also likely notice that the air is not flowing well, there is frost built up, and other signs. This is a situation that warrants a call to your local appliance repair company.

A Worn Out Motor or Condenser May Make Whining or Whirring Sounds

It is often the case that a whine or high-pitched sound from a refrigerator is caused by a malfunction with the motor or electricity. A motor is likely to whine when it is not in alignment and when it is grinding against something that causes resistance. If too much power goes through a low-power circuit, electricity can make a whining sound.

This is another issue that requires the help of professionals. It may be that a deep cleaning can fix it but in most cases, it will be time to replace apart. The good news is that at American Appliance Repair, we have access to high-quality parts and provide expert installation. Call us now at 800-640-9934 and we can get started.

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