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.
Last edited by vulcanman; 02-29-2008 at 05:40 PM.