Having a banging and clanging refrigerator can be quite disruptive in the home. Sometimes these sounds are normal operating sounds, while others may be a sign that something needs to be fixed or adjusted.
We’ve put together a list of the most common sounds your refrigerator may make and why these noises are happening so that the problem can be diagnosed and fixed.
What is that knocking sound?
Knocking sounds are amongst the most common complaint we here at Melbourne Fridgeworks receive from our clients.
Here’s the good news: there’s probably nothing seriously wrong with your refrigerator.
The likely cause behind the knocking sound is the compressor. The motor within the compressor may be slightly off balance, which is causing it to “knock” against the unit.
You may also notice that your fridge shudders or shakes once the knocking ends. This happens because of the sudden stop in pressure that has been built up within the compressor.
If you’re at all concerned about the knocking sound, it’s a good idea to contact us at Melbourne Fridgeworks to see if the compressor needs to be repaired, replaced, or if it just needs a good clean. We carry out all of our repairs on-site so that you don’t have to deal with the inconvenience of being without a refrigerator for any amount of time.
Why is my refrigerator vibrating?
Another leading issue with refrigerators is vibration. This can also cause a knocking noise, especially if the fridge is against the wall, cabinetry or other pieces of furniture.
One immediate solution is to simply pull your refrigerator out so that there is a gap between the refrigerator and other surfaces. Also be sure to check that your refrigerator is level on the floor as this too may be the culprit behind those vibrating noises.
Having a level refrigerator is important as it ensures that your fridge is able to operate properly. The fridge legs can be adjusted to ensure that your fridge is nice and flat on the floor.
What is that dripping and gurgling sound?
Does it sound like water is trickling or running inside of your refrigerator? If you aren’t finding a pool of water on the floor, chances are everything is fine.
While a lot of different components may be to blame, the flow of oil or compressor refrigerant is likely the cause behind your noisy fridge. This is completely normal and isn’t a cause for alarm.
It’s also possible that the sound is the result of ice melting during the defrost cycle of your refrigerator. The sound of running water is the water running down and into your refrigerator’s drain pan.
Why is my refrigerator rattling?
That rattling noise you hear are probably the water lines bumping against the walls of your refrigerator, though it may also be caused by items stored on top of the fridge.
If the noise persists after removing those items from the fridge, consider calling a fridge repair company. A refrigerator repair expert can secure the water lines inside of your fridge to the cabinet to put an end to that bothersome rattling noise.
Get your refrigerator serviced today with Melbourne Fridgeworks
Melbourne Fridgeworks offers on-site repairs and servicing to all major domestic brands of refrigerators and freezers in the metro Melbourne area.
To speak directly to one of our helpful technicians, we welcome you to give us a call on 0413 740 871.