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My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 24, 2020 10:30PM
...when I forgot to take a belt out of my pants.

The noise seems to be originating from behind the (top mount) freezer. I removed the fan cover in the back of the freezer but everything looked OK. The refrigerator came with the house when I moved here seven years ago. It's just a very basic Hotpoint.

Time to think about replacing?




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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 25, 2020 01:48AM
Replace, and make sure you get the old one taken away as part of the deal. A working fridge is easily sold; a broken one is a pain to dispose.
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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 25, 2020 02:45AM
But does your blender sound like Miami Vice reruns?



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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: July 25, 2020 06:14AM
Have you put in any shirts to dry? What happened?



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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 25, 2020 07:16AM
Vapor lock.



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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: Fritz
Date: July 25, 2020 07:39AM
may I suggest posting a Q at Appliance411. Very helpful lot there.



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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: modelamac
Date: July 25, 2020 08:20AM
I'm betting that you were looking at the problem and did not realize. Those noises are usually because of the last few defrost cycles did not completely get all of the moisture down the drain tube into the pan. That is the fan hitting ice. Manually defrost the unit by unplugging and opening the freezer door for 24 hours toilet room temp. melt all of that ice. You can keep stuff in the refrigerator and buy a bag of ice to put in there.

If it happens again in a short time, call a repair tech to replace the defrost heater defrost timer.

The unit is still good; otherwise you would be complaining about it not cooling. Don't replace it, fix it.


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steve...
...when I forgot to take a belt out of my pants.

The noise seems to be originating from behind the (top mount) freezer. I removed the fan cover in the back of the freezer but everything looked OK. The refrigerator came with the house when I moved here seven years ago. It's just a very basic Hotpoint.

Time to think about replacing?



Remember how when you were little
you could just rip off your diaper and
just run around naked and everyone
thought it was so cute and funny?


Anyway, I need bail money.
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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: July 25, 2020 11:28AM
If you replace it, check with your local utility. Sometimes they will haul away older appliances and give you a utility credit. Family member just got a $75 credit for an old upright freezer.
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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 25, 2020 02:25PM
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modelamac
I'm betting that you were looking at the problem and did not realize. Those noises are usually because of the last few defrost cycles did not completely get all of the moisture down the drain tube into the pan. That is the fan hitting ice. Manually defrost the unit by unplugging and opening the freezer door for 24 hours toilet room temp. melt all of that ice. You can keep stuff in the refrigerator and buy a bag of ice to put in there.

If it happens again in a short time, call a repair tech to replace the defrost heater defrost timer.

The unit is still good; otherwise you would be complaining about it not cooling. Don't replace it, fix it.

Thanks. It definitely sounds like a chunk of ice bouncing around somewhere. Will get some ice this afternoon. I guess it's OK to move my frozen food to the refrigerator and then refreeze it afterwords.

About the only refrigerators available here are from Home Depot and I believe they will take my old one if it comes to that. Checked on electric company credits but didn't see any.

Thanks all for your help.




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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 25, 2020 03:01PM
I would fix it.
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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 25, 2020 07:49PM
Quote
macphanatic
If you replace it, check with your local utility. Sometimes they will haul away older appliances and give you a utility credit. Family member just got a $75 credit for an old upright freezer.

I need to get off my ass and turn in our old freezer. $30 credit on our power bill.



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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 25, 2020 08:29PM
.....you can put jeans in the freezer.....



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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 26, 2020 07:58AM
Listen to modelamac, he is not only a forum expert on appliance repair, he knows what he is doing too. He has steered me correctly everytime I have had an issue.



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Re: My Refrigerator sounds like my clothes dryer...
Posted by: modelamac
Date: July 26, 2020 09:38AM
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Ombligo
Listen to modelamac, he is not only a forum expert on appliance repair, he knows what he is doing too. He has steered me correctly everytime I have had an issue.

Flattery will get you everywhere. smiley-laughing001



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