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#1 Onazuka

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 06:31 AM

My refrigerator is about 11 years old and is a GE refrigerator model number TFX27PFSBWW. For the past couple of years I hear an intermittent popping noise. During the past few months it pops almost all the time the refrigerator is running. I have had the refrigerator apart several times and repaired several other parts and I cannot figure out what this is and it's driving me crazy. It's not either the condenser or evaporator fans. The noise is only there when the refrigerator is running. The popping is not steady, but intermittent and comes and goes. It's very hard to locate where it's coming from but it sounds like it's near the back of the freezer. I even used a stethoscope to try to locate the noise. I also had the GE guy out who didn't hear it enough and didn't have any idea. Can anybody tell what might be causing thie popping sound ? Could the coolant be making this popping noise somewhere in the coils of the freezer ?


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Posted 04 July 2005 - 06:41 AM

It's likely the refrigerant comming out of the cap tube into the evaporator. You could try wrapping it to reduce the sound. Frigidaire has a sound dampener part #5303307583 (about $5)

As these machines get older, the compressors get worn and less efficient. The pressures change and the sounds change. You might not be able to get it sounding like new again. 

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 04:27 AM

the time you need to worry is when it stops making these sounds.
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:39 AM

I had a 1988 G.E. ref that made the weirdest noises from the evaperator when the compressor was running, and I mean weird, groaning, moaning, growling noises that could be heard thru the house sometimes, did this for years.  I was used to it but other people would ask, "what the hell is that noise??"  Just the frig doing its freon flow thing...   ;)
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