Are You Tired of Your Refrigerate Waking You Up?
Have you ever been woken up from your sleep by a loud noise just to find out it's your fridge? Would you like to know what noises are normal and which ones you should be concerned with? It is critical to the health of our appliances and our family to be able to see the difference. How is that you ask? There are sounds that come out of all of our appliances that mean actions need to be taken immediately. Knowing what the sounds are and what actions they require can save you money and time.
There are some simple tips I can give you today to listen for, that will protect your appliances from having future problems.
Refrigerator Noises to Listen for and What to do About Them:
Is there a loud fan noise coming from inside the refrigerator - first thing to do is make sure it is inside the fridge. Does it sound like it's hitting something? You might want to make sure and your appliance has plenty of space for air to flow. It can cause disruptions in your cooling system. If the noise continues, call your local appliance service and repair business.
Is your refrigerator completely quiet? That could be an issue with your compressor. Listen to the back of the fridge and if there is nothing starting you need to make sure you have electricity. If you have lights on inside the fridge you do, however, you can flip your breaker on and off again. If the compressor and fan does not come on in the back you might get some professional advice on your appliance.
Do you hear a rattle from the bottom or back of your refrigerator? First, locate where the sound is coming from, This is important because where the sound is coming from signals what is going on. Make sure you have plenty of room to have airflow. Your compressor works by removing the heat from the inside and if there is not enough room for air to flow it can cause certain components or the compressor to fail.
Do you hear water coming out of your fridge? Is it coming from the bottom or the door? It can cause both damages to your home and to the fridge. This is a critical problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. If you have a fridge that you can pull out, do so and turn the water off behind it at the wall.
Do you hear a popping sound coming from the fridge or any other appliance? This can be an electrical issue. First, turn off the electricity if you hear any popping or zapping noise. Call your appliance technician ASAP.
What is up with that noisy fridge?
A loud, obnoxious, noisy fridge can drive you crazy, but this can let you know there is a problem. It gives you the ability to determine what is going on and stop the problem before it causes serious damage to your unit, your home, and even to your family members. Having a number close by to a reliable appliance service and repair company is important. I recommend interviewing appliance repair companies before you have an issue. So, when your refrigerator makes a noise go ahead and call them and see what they think is the issue. Just because you call does not mean you have to have a tech come out to your home. A good company will give you information at no cost.
It is extremely valuable to learn the noises that our appliances are making. Understanding what normal sounds like gives us access to what is unusual.
A well-maintained fridge is a well-running fridge.
Make sure when you have your appliance company on the phone ask them if they do any maintenance on your appliances. Any mechanical devices need to be maintained annually in order to keep them running well and costing you less money. In addition, it will add longevity to your appliances.