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Kitchenaid Fridge knock, knock, knocking KSR125F


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#1 skissman

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:02 PM

Hearing a knocking noise when the fridge stops running.  Should I be worried?



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

Possible internal motor mount has broken.
Time to replace compressor
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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:58 PM

Ugh. Not really a fix it yourself. I'he heard it about a week, but it is increasing in duration/ frequency. What's the life expectancy?

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

It will get worse...but I've known fridges to last for years despite the knocking


Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:25 AM

Run er but watch er. That thing will run for years that way most likely. If it gets really bad you can put it in the garage for a beer fridge.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:28 AM

Yeah, the fridge still has some life in it. But pretty soon it will go to that big appliance store in the sky. However, every time you hear that knock knock knocking remind yourself that it may not be too long and remember its  long and devoted service. Then join in....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Appliantology is, however appliances are not, an exact science for I know there are a few refrigerators that actually hate me.

The simplest explanation is most likely the correct and least expensive one, unless it's your compressor or motherboard" Occam as an appliantologist

"When you have eliminated all the impossible, whatever remains, however implausible, must be the logic truth; unless it's your compressor or motherboard." Mr. Spock as an appliantologist

"I think, therefore I have no earthly idea why this thing is not working...I got nothin'...". Rumored to have been uttered by a frustrated Descartes while diagnosing his GE Profile.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 06:08 PM

I agree.  Inside the hermetically sealed compressor is a motor that is supported by springs.  So unless the refrigerator is radically unlevel then compressor replacement is the only fix.  But that frig can run and indefinitely.  Once it starts tripping circuit breakers that's it.  Repair or replace frig.






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