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Your fridge is arguably the hardest working appliance in your home, it is definitely something we can’t live without. If your fridge is making strange noises, it is most commonly because of the following three parts. If you don’t believe these to be the cause of your noisy fridge, call us to set up an appointment with a technician.
Condenser Fan Motor: A majority of frost-free fridges have a fan cooled condenser coil which is often placed near the compressor at the bottom of the fridge. The fan circulates air through the coil in order to remove heat and circulate air over the drain pan to evaporate the defrost water. If you are hearing noises coming from your fridge, the fan motor may be to blame. The condenser fan motor, evaporator motor, and compressor all run at the same time. If you notice that on top of the noise, your fridge isn’t staying at cold anymore or even turns on/off regularly – it might be the fan.
Evaporator Fan Motor: You will find this component in the freezer. The evaporator fan motor pulls are over the evaporator coils when the compressor is running. If the noises you hear sound like they are coming from the freezer section, the evaporator fan motor can be the cause. If your ice is taking longer to freeze, or your fridge is not staying cool – this may be the reason.
Door seals or gaskets: Door seals and gaskets are a vinyl material found along the outside of a fridges doors. There is usually a magnetic strip which creates an airtight seal when the door is close. If you find moisture along the edges, check for damage to the seals. Air leaks can create excessive moisture, which can result in potential water leaks as well as defrosting issues.
Ice Maker Assembly: If the leak is in or around the ice making, then you are likely having issues with ice distribution as well. Maybe cubes are different sizes, stuck together, or not even being produced at all. Check your ice cube mold, If you see no cubes or tiny cubes in your ice maker, the issue may be the water fill system. If nothing is obviously causing this issue, tubes or inlet valves may need to be replaced.
Electronic Control Board: New fridges are often controlled by electronic control boards that monitor temperature and controls a few things in your fridge including fans, the defrost system and the compressor. If your fridge doesn’t turn on, the control board could be the issue. If you see noticeable signs of damaged foil or burnt connections, remove the power can call for repair.
Cold Control & Temperature Control: If your fridge won’t turn on, you may have a defective control. The cold control is a temperature controlled switch that is responsible for supplying power to the compressor and fans in the fridge. The knob to adjust the temperature is attached to the control, and it often located near the fresh food drawers of the fridge.
Door Light: You notice when you open and close your fridge door, the light inside turns on and off automatically. If the switch responsible for this malfunctions, the light may work inconsistently or not at all. Most times, the location of the switch is near the top of the door opening and is mounted into the plastic. In order to check for continuity, the switch must be removed from the fridge, and inspected with a multimeter – if you don’t feel safe playing around with the interior components of your fridge, call a technician.
Light Bulb/ Ice Dispenser Light: The lights used for these parts are normally low wattage, and not to be used as night-lights. When these lights have been used for extended periods of time, it can result in bulb failure or damage to the socket. Some fridge models have an on and off option, but may be defective. The lamp or bulb socket may also be defective, in this case, the control plate will need to be removed to inspect. A multi-meter can be used to check continuity of the switches. If you don’t feel comfortable attempting repairs – give Repair Care a call.
Remember to *always* turn off the power to any appliance before attempting a repair.
A home needs to function like a well oiled machine. However, when something as critical as the refrigerator is down, it can really throw your life through a loop.
All fridges, no matter what the make or model is, can have problems or malfunctions. All of these problems are repairable with RepairCare in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa and Calgary. Call us at 1-(888)-501-9702.