Why Does My Fridge Knock?

Why Does My Fridge Knock?It’s normal for a refrigerator to make some noises as part of its daily operation. However, some noises, like a loud knocking sound, could mean a part needs to be replaced or the refrigerator needs some maintenance. Here’s what could be causing knocking sounds from the fridge.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

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Condenser Fan Motor or Blade

Condenser Fan Motor or Blade

Knocking noises from the bottom or behind the refrigerator could indicate a problem with the condenser fan or it’s motor. The condenser fan helps cool the condenser coils and evaporate any water in the drip pan tray. The fan’s motor may be faulty resulting in a knocking noise. The fan blades can also be dirty or broken. Remove the panel behind the fridge to access and inspect the condenser fan. If the blades of the fan are clean and move freely, then the motor may be the issue and will need to be replaced.

Purchase a new Refrigerator Condenser Fan Motor. 

Purchase a new Refrigerator Condenser Fan Blade.  

How to Replace a Refrigerator Condenser Fan Motor

How to Replace a Refrigerator Condenser Fan Blade


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HOW TO KNOW WHEN TO REPAIR OR REPLACE YOUR REFRIGERATOR

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When your refrigerator starts acting wacky, it can become a chore to figure out the cause of the problem. Before the assumption of a new refrigerator comes into mind, there are a few factors to take into consideration.

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Refrigerator Too Cold, Freezing Everything – How to Troubleshoot

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A refrigerator should keep your food properly chilled — not frozen. If items inside your fridge are freezing here’s how to troubleshoot this problem. Luckily, there are a few things to try that do not require any tools.

Increase the Temperature Settings

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The ideal temperature range for the interior of a refrigerator is around 37° F. Try adjusting the temperature controls on the fridge to slightly increase the temperature. Use a refrigerator thermometer to make sure the temperature inside your fridge does not go above 40° F. Food stored above 40° F enters what is referred to by the United States Department of Agriculture as the “danger zone,” where bacteria on food can grow rapidly causing the food to become unsafe to eat.

Rearrange Food in the Refrigerator

 

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Refrigerator vent cover with damper inside.

Some areas inside the fridge get colder than others, especially items stored near the freezer compartment or near vents where cold air blows in from the freezer. Moving items to different areas in the refrigerator might solve your problem.

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Refrigerator Damper Assembly

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The damper controls the amount of cold air that enters the refrigerator from the freezer. If the damper is stuck open then the refrigerator will become too cold which can freeze the food inside. Check the damper to make sure it can open and close properly. You will need to Continue reading

Troubleshooting Your Refrigerator

The refrigerator is an essential appliance in your home. So, when it is having issues, it can be a major source of stress. Before paying for maintenance (or worse- a whole new unit), check for the following common problems and see if you can make an easy fix on your own instead! Please note- always unplug your appliances before doing any work on them! Continue reading

The Hidden Areas That Are Making Your Refrigerator Smell

Refrigerator Drip PanStrong smells from inside a refrigerator are most likely caused by spoiled or rotting foods. However, sometimes after clearing out and disposing of spoiled items, you are still left with a lingering bad odor inside the refrigerator. If this is your situation, here are some areas inside and outside your refrigerator that could be the source of the stink.

The Most Common Sources of Refrigerator Odors

First, be sure to eliminate the most common source of refrigerator odors by cleaning out the refrigerator. Go through all food and condiments and throw out anything rotten or expired. Store any food you plan on keeping in a cooler with ice to keep it safe while you give your fridge a good cleaning.

Remove all shelving, drawers and crisper bins and wash them using warm soapy water and dry them by hand.

Finally, wipe down the interior of the fridge using a water and baking soda solution to absorb smells.

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Tips for the Refrigerator!

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Opening the door and realizing that there is nothing to eat is the worst, but opening it up and seeing so much that it’s not even worth digging through can be even worse. Keeping the refrigerator clean is much more important than many would realize. So how about some tips to keep it clean and organized so those moments don’t happen as often as they do.

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Water Filter Time!

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Since it’s summertime there are a few more appliances to be aware of when it comes to maintenance. This time around it is the water filter. It may not be a big item and on the radar, but not replacing the water filter can have some negative effects, especially since it will be getting used a lot more now since the hot weather has arrived.

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How To Test Your Refrigerator’s Water Valve

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Has your fridge not been able to produce ice or dispense water? You might have to test your refrigerator water inlet valve. We have listed the steps to walk you through a quick step-by-step process on how to test your water valve.

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How to Replace a Refrigerator Door Handle

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A refrigerator door handle is the part of the refrigerator that allows you to open the fridge door. Over time you will find that your door handle isn’t working as it used to.  If yours is broken or cracked, you might need to replace this part.

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Why is My Refrigerator Constantly Running?

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If you have a refrigerator that is constantly running, it will result in wasting energy and may cause your refrigerator to die out faster. We have listed some of the most common parts that might be the cause to make your refrigerator running constantly.

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