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  1. #1
    sf Guest

    Default Ping: boli - refirgerator nose


    My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    heater just before it kicks on. It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. Sometimes I hear
    the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. Should I
    call a technician? We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    would be upset if I had to replace it. I have not had a problem with
    the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    appliances.

    Thanks

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  2. #2
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:49:03 -0600, Andy <[email protected]> wrote:

    > sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > > My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    > > heater just before it kicks on. It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    > > way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. Sometimes I hear
    > > the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. Should I
    > > call a technician? We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    > > wouldn't be upset if I had to replace it. I have not had a problem with
    > > the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    > > appliances.
    > >
    > > Thanks

    >
    >
    > You have to vacuum/dust off the condenser fins once in a while.


    Believe it or not, they were vacuumed just a month ago.
    My guess is that guess something is going to fail, but I don't know
    what.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  3. #3
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On Mar 5, 11:51*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:49:03 -0600, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > > sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    > > > heater just before it kicks on. *It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    > > > way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. *Sometimes I hear
    > > > the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. *Should I
    > > > call a technician? *We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    > > > wouldn't be upset if I had to replace it. *I have not had a problemwith
    > > > the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    > > > appliances.

    >
    > > > Thanks

    >
    > > You have to vacuum/dust off the condenser fins once in a while.

    >
    > Believe it or not, they were vacuumed just a month ago.
    > My guess is that guess something is going to fail, but I don't know
    > what.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.


    How old is it. Has it been freezing anything in the refrigerator
    compartment? If it's older or has been
    freezing food it shouldn't, you are about to have a problem. That
    little noise is usually a give away.


  4. #4
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On Mar 5, 11:51*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:49:03 -0600, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > > sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    > > > heater just before it kicks on. *It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    > > > way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. *Sometimes I hear
    > > > the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. *Should I
    > > > call a technician? *We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    > > > wouldn't be upset if I had to replace it. *I have not had a problemwith
    > > > the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    > > > appliances.

    >
    > > > Thanks

    >
    > > You have to vacuum/dust off the condenser fins once in a while.

    >
    > Believe it or not, they were vacuumed just a month ago.
    > My guess is that guess something is going to fail, but I don't know
    > what.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.


    1. Wait for it to fail and then you'll know.
    2. Call a repair man to take a look.
    3. Keep asking on newsgroups because everyone is a repairman.

  5. #5
    Tom Biasi Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose



    "sf" wrote in message news:[email protected]..


    My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    heater just before it kicks on. It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. Sometimes I hear
    the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. Should I
    call a technician? We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    would be upset if I had to replace it. I have not had a problem with
    the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    appliances.

    Thanks

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

    Could be your auto-defrost.
    Call the manufacturer customer service.

    Tom

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On Sat, 5 Mar 2011 12:21:58 -0800 (PST), ImStillMags
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mar 5, 11:51*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > > On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:49:03 -0600, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > > > sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:

    > >
    > > > > My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    > > > > heater just before it kicks on. *It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    > > > > way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. *Sometimes I hear
    > > > > the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. *Should I
    > > > > call a technician? *We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    > > > > wouldn't be upset if I had to replace it. *I have not had a problem with
    > > > > the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    > > > > appliances.

    > >
    > > > > Thanks

    > >
    > > > You have to vacuum/dust off the condenser fins once in a while.

    > >
    > > Believe it or not, they were vacuumed just a month ago.
    > > My guess is that guess something is going to fail, but I don't know
    > > what.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

    >
    > How old is it. Has it been freezing anything in the refrigerator
    > compartment? If it's older or has been
    > freezing food it shouldn't, you are about to have a problem. That
    > little noise is usually a give away.


    Yeah, I've had a freezing problem in the bottom of one of my vegetable
    bins for quite a while, but eliminated it by storing things like bulk
    spices in the bottom of the bin.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  7. #7
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On 3/4/2011 11:26 PM, sf wrote:
    >
    > My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    > heater just before it kicks on. It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    > way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. Sometimes I hear
    > the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. Should I
    > call a technician? We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    > would be upset if I had to replace it. I have not had a problem with
    > the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    > appliances.
    >


    Just small ones? :-)

    The evaporator coils inside the freezer go through a defrost cycle
    several times a day. A heater is turned on and a fan blows warm air on
    the coils to melt any any frost on them. Typically, you'd want it to do
    this in the middle of the night but if you have the power disconnected
    it could come on when you're likely to be using it. If it is the
    refrigerator defrost cycle, don't worry about it. You could turn off the
    power for a short while to delay when this happens.

    > Thanks
    >



  8. #8
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On Sat, 5 Mar 2011 13:53:07 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > 1. Wait for it to fail and then you'll know.


    That's my classic way.

    > 2. Call a repair man to take a look.


    Yeah, right. Wonderful idea. Pay by the hour to wait for the funny
    noise.

    > 3. Keep asking on newsgroups because everyone is a repairman.


    Did I ping you, Asshole? Don't stick your nose where it doesn't
    belong. Boli *is* a technician. Crawl back under your bridge.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On Sat, 5 Mar 2011 17:00:20 -0500, "Tom Biasi"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Could be your auto-defrost.
    > Call the manufacturer customer service.


    Thanks Tom, I didn't think about that angle.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  10. #10
    sf Guest

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    On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 14:37:15 -1000, dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 3/4/2011 11:26 PM, sf wrote:
    > >
    > > My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    > > heater just before it kicks on. It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    > > way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. Sometimes I hear
    > > the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. Should I
    > > call a technician? We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    > > would be upset if I had to replace it. I have not had a problem with
    > > the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    > > appliances.
    > >

    >
    > Just small ones? :-)
    >
    > The evaporator coils inside the freezer go through a defrost cycle
    > several times a day. A heater is turned on and a fan blows warm air on
    > the coils to melt any any frost on them. Typically, you'd want it to do
    > this in the middle of the night but if you have the power disconnected
    > it could come on when you're likely to be using it. If it is the
    > refrigerator defrost cycle, don't worry about it. You could turn off the
    > power for a short while to delay when this happens.
    >

    Yes! It sounds exactly like an electric space heater when it turns on
    and the fan sometimes kicks in later. The defrost cycle isn't
    something that should be happening all day long?

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  11. #11
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On 3/5/2011 3:11 PM, sf wrote:
    > On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 14:37:15 -1000, dsi1<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/4/2011 11:26 PM, sf wrote:
    >>>
    >>> My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    >>> heater just before it kicks on. It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    >>> way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. Sometimes I hear
    >>> the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. Should I
    >>> call a technician? We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    >>> would be upset if I had to replace it. I have not had a problem with
    >>> the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    >>> appliances.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Just small ones? :-)
    >>
    >> The evaporator coils inside the freezer go through a defrost cycle
    >> several times a day. A heater is turned on and a fan blows warm air on
    >> the coils to melt any any frost on them. Typically, you'd want it to do
    >> this in the middle of the night but if you have the power disconnected
    >> it could come on when you're likely to be using it. If it is the
    >> refrigerator defrost cycle, don't worry about it. You could turn off the
    >> power for a short while to delay when this happens.
    >>

    > Yes! It sounds exactly like an electric space heater when it turns on
    > and the fan sometimes kicks in later. The defrost cycle isn't
    > something that should be happening all day long?
    >


    I think it was about 5 times a day and it lasts for 10 minutes or so or
    was that 10 times a day and 5 minutes? Anyway, it happens several times
    a day and lasts for several minutes.

    What you probably hear is that the refrigerator gets quiet because the
    compressor turns off and then you'd hear some humming and maybe the
    ticking of the coils heating up and expanding, after a short while the
    fan turns on. If you have a fan that runs constantly there may be a
    problem.

    The good news is that your heater is still working. Most of the time the
    heater is bad and doesn't heat up and your coils get covered with ice
    and your refrigerator and freezer runs warm.


  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 15:39:40 -1000, dsi1 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Most of the time the
    > heater is bad and doesn't heat up and your coils get covered with ice
    > and your refrigerator and freezer runs warm.


    Yeah, we've already crossed that bridge... the refrigerator was too
    warm and there was ice in the bottom of the freezer compartment.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Ping: boli - refirgerator nose

    On Mar 5, 1:53*pm, "neoglas...@peak.org" <neoglas...@peak.org> wrote:
    > On Mar 5, 11:51*am, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Sat, 05 Mar 2011 06:49:03 -0600, Andy <a...@b.c> wrote:
    > > > sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > > My refrigerator is making noises that sound like a small electric room
    > > > > heater just before it kicks on. *It's not a buzz, but that's the only
    > > > > way to describe it and it lasts from 3-5 seconds. *Sometimes I hear
    > > > > the fan kick in... which probably means it's cooling off. *ShouldI
    > > > > call a technician? *We have somebody, but to tell you the truth I
    > > > > wouldn't be upset if I had to replace it. *I have not had a problem with
    > > > > the interior, but I don't form emotional attachments with large
    > > > > appliances.

    >
    > > > > Thanks

    >
    > > > You have to vacuum/dust off the condenser fins once in a while.

    >
    > > Believe it or not, they were vacuumed just a month ago.
    > > My guess is that guess something is going to fail, but I don't know
    > > what.

    >
    > > --

    >
    > > Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

    >
    > 1. Wait for it to fail and then you'll know.
    > 2. Call a repair man to take a look.
    > 3. Keep asking on newsgroups because everyone is a repairman.- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    LOL!!

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    sf Guest

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    On Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:29:57 -0800 (PST), merryb <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > > 3. Keep asking on newsgroups because everyone is a repairman.- Hide quoted text -
    > >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > LOL!!


    Apparently you missed my reply.

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    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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