Chicken refrigerator


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Old 09-23-08, 07:41 AM
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Chicken refrigerator

I have a brand new Kenmore refrigerator that makes a clucking sound just like a chicken.
It does this when it first starts up, lasts for about 6-8 'clucks' and then runs as usual.
I've only had this thing about a week.
Any ideas?
 
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Old 09-23-08, 07:44 AM
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My Maytag does a very similar thing, I think it has something to do with the defrost.
 
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Old 09-23-08, 01:10 PM
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Call your salesperson and tell them about problem. They will probably send out repair man. New maytag are usually based on Whrilpool
 
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OK thanks, Is this something that needs repair?
 
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Old 09-24-08, 05:46 PM
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Not sure never heard that noise.
 
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Ever think to open the freezer door when this is going on to hear if the sound is coming from a slipping or ice-impaired freezer fan at the back rear of freezer compartment? My own does weird noises sometimes, and that is the cause.
 
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Originally Posted by ecman51` View Post
Ever think to open the freezer door when this is going on to hear if the sound is coming from a slipping or ice-impaired freezer fan at the back rear of freezer compartment? My own does weird noises sometimes, and that is the cause.
I've only had the thing 2 weeks. I doubt that much ice could build up in 2 weeks.
It sounds to me like it comes from the compressor.
 
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The more you can tell us what you think it is, the less needless guessing we have to do. So, if you think it is the compressor, what I would be doing is pull out the fridge from the wall and expose the compressor and listen. Perhaps it is clicking on and off from a bad relay/overload that is likely mounted to the compressor down there.
 
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Thanks for your continued help!

It's not turning on and off, the fan and compressor turn on, and are running for a few seconds (10-15) when the 'clucking' happens. I get a few (6-10) 'clucks' which if you held a gun to my head I would say sounded like bubbles in the fluid/freon/whatevertheyputintherethesedays lines.
Then everything runs as it should.

Sorry it took me so long to get back to you but I travel quite a bit.
 
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How come you haven't had them come out and look at it?, as it should be under warrantee.
 
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Old 09-30-08, 04:41 PM
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Said it before, I'll say it again....

New fridges make noise....I have the exact same kind of sound with my 1 y/o Maytag. Prob made by the same company...lol

Is it cooling ok?

If you can get someone to come out, I'll bet they say the same thing. Some are noisier than others. I was specifically told by a local independent dealer that the Frigidaires are noisier than some...dunno if it's true or not.
 
 

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