There are some noises that won’t surprise you if they’re coming from your kitchen: the coffee pot going to work at 6 A.M., the vent fan running on high as the non-chef in the family tries to cook, and little whispers coming from the kids as they try to sneak late-night snacks. But there are definitely sounds that make you nervous. If your fridge is making noise, your worry level should depend on what you’re hearing.
Why Your Fridge is Making Noise
- Reason: You fridge may not be level, causing it to vibrate against the area it’s sitting.
- Fix: Adjust the legs or leveling screws to be in line with the floor. If the fridge is on a platform, make sure the platform itself is level to the ground.
- Reason: You may hear buzzing coming from your fridge when the water inlet valve opens and closes to feed water into your ice maker.
- Fix: If your fridge is not connected to a water line, turn off your ice maker.
- Reason: Your water inlet valve may also click when dispensing water to your ice maker.
- Fix: Again, if your fridge is not connected to a water inlet valve, switch your ice maker to “off.”
- Reason: Rattling usually happens when the water lines move against your refrigerator cabinet or any items on top of your refrigerator.
- Fix: Take anything on top of the fridge off, or secure the water lines so they stop rattling.
- Reason: You compressor fan motor may emit a squealing sounds as air passes over the fan.
- Fix: If this continues to occur, you’ll need to have your fan motor checked and potentially repaired.
At Speedy Refrigerator Service, we have the expertise and skills needed to diagnose and fix any sounds your fridge or freezer is making quickly and at an affordable price. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.