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vulcanman 02-29-2008 04:59 PM

Series of popping sounds as Refrigerator turns off
 
My Frigidaire refrigerator is about 2yrs old.

For the last three months we have noticed a series of popping sounds as the unit periodically cycles off.

The popping sounds start off very loud ... with each subsequent pop being slightly lower ... until it tapers to a murmur (around 8 to 10 pops).

The popping sound comes from the bottom of the unit ... thats where the condenser sits. The popping can also be described as a knocking sound (i will try to record it and post it).

One strange twist - This popping sound started when winter set in here (Southeast part of the US). About a week ago we had unusually warm weather for a couple of days and that sound stopped during that period. During winters we keep our central-heat at 66F ... but on those two warm days the indoor temp had spiked up to around 72F. Perhaps thats a clue ?

The condenser is still under warranty ... so I called Frigidaire. They have no live person to answer the phones ... so I called one of their repair shops in town. But I was reluctant to have someone show up and have to hang around for a couple of hours to catch it in the act.

Any suggestions ?

Thanks in advance.

Wood Butcher 02-29-2008 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by vulcanman (Post 103072)
My Frigidaire refrigerator is about 2yrs old.

About a week ago we had unusually warm weather for a couple of days and that sound stopped during that period. During winters we keep our central-heat at 66 C ... but on those two warm days the indoor temp had spiked up to around 72C. Perhaps thats a clue ?.

isn't 66C like 150F ? Maybe the noise you hear is the plastic melting!


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