Kenmore refrigerator: strange noise-compressor?


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Old 02-21-16, 08:57 AM
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Kenmore refrigerator: strange noise-compressor?

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Just arrived two days ago, thought I'd killed it. Seeing it has wheels I cut a 1/4" piece of plywood for between the wall and kitchen carpeting to help it roll easier.

While pushing it up on the wood it made this weird, dong-dong-dong noise till I pulled it back. Put it in demo mode, pushed it in place and started it up, seems to work fine.

Best I can explain it I'd say it sounded like a hollow cow bell with maybe a second between dongs, very hollow sound, not a fan.

Any idea what that could have been?

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Old 02-21-16, 09:11 AM
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This is a brand new fridge ?
It was delivered but not plugged in at that time ?

It sounds like the internal compressor mounting is damaged. What I'm trying to figure out is if you did it or it was delivered that way. A little push over a piece of wood shouldn't cause that to happen.

Check out this thread.... listen to the video.... see if it's similar to yours.
http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...ompressor.html
 
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Old 02-21-16, 09:44 AM
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This is a brand new fridge ?
It was delivered but not plugged in at that time ?
No, I had it plugged in for a day to be sure everything worked before I did the plywood.

Darn thing was running and I thought of turning it off before the push but I didn't, stupid I know. After getting it in place it runs and works just fine, no noise.

I did listen to that video before posting, nothing like that at all.

This has what looks like a stainless steel back on it and I'm wondering while twisting it a bit to get the second wheel up something touched the back? No idea but it sure scared the stuffing out of me.
 
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Old 02-21-16, 09:53 AM
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Oh ok....... you heard that cowbell sound when you moved it. If it is running quietly you have not damaged anything. The compressor floats and you just heard it hitting the case.

Good idea to unplug before moving.
 
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Good deal, thanks very much!
 
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Old 02-21-16, 10:20 PM
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That sound is "normal" when moving the fridge. The first time I heard the clacking when moving a fridge (years ago), I called the technicians.

I don't know the correct term, but they said it had to do with a magnetic compressor or something like that.

Maybe PJ can help me.
 
 

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