Author Topic: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise  (Read 5107 times)

Offline RVILLARS1

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 4
KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« on: January 11, 2011, 05:13:19 PM »
Loud popping noise after the compressor was replaced??? Built by frigidaire ::)

Model 25364813400

Offline JWWebster

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 8780
  • Country: us
  • SublimeMasterJW
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • JW's Sublime Appliance Advice
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2011, 08:56:16 PM »
Where is that noise originating from? Inside the box or down by the compressor?
May the hinges of our friendship
        never grow rusty.

About the icons: The beer is tip link, if a tech saves ya some money buy em a 6 pack. The small green square=personal message. The green dot is a link to my web page on appliance repair and other general BS I love to post. The letter sends me email.
I love fan letters! LOL

Offline PARTech

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2009
  • Posts: 415
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • Panhandle Appliance LLC
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 11:40:58 AM »
And does it sound like coffee perking?
Serving North Idaho

Offline AJ

  • Technician
    Administrator
  • Member Since: Jun 2007
  • Posts: 9422
  • Country: us
    • ApplianceJunk.com - Appliance Repair
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2011, 12:15:49 PM »
Model Number?
Hope you find our site helpful.

Offline RVILLARS1

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 4
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 06:38:39 PM »
Where is that noise originating from? Inside the box or down by the compressor?

down by the compressor.

Offline RVILLARS1

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 4
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 06:39:41 PM »
And does it sound like coffee perking?
more like hot grease popping according to the customer...

Offline RVILLARS1

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Jan 2011
  • Posts: 4
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 06:43:28 PM »
Model Number?
The m# is 25364813400  ???

Offline PARTech

  • Technician
  • Member Since: May 2009
  • Posts: 415
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
    • Panhandle Appliance LLC
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 09:15:13 PM »
When you are there, shake that compressor and see if the banging of the compressor inside the shell is what they are hearing??
Serving North Idaho

Offline jumptrout51

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Nov 2007
  • Posts: 1879
  • Country: us
    • Buy me a beer through paypal
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2011, 07:03:50 AM »
Did you verify there was oil in the new compressor before the change out?
Take a Kid fishing.

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3020
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: KENMORE top mount refrigerator making loud popping noise
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2011, 07:54:19 AM »
What they are hearing is the normal sounds of the defrost, probably.  Customers tend to pay attention to every little sound, particularly the elderly who stay in the kitchen al the time :)

On the other hand, there is a chance it is just the contraction of the eveaporator coil if the  sound is within 3 minutes of startup. Perfertcly normal.

See  my forum topic on the subject:

Refrigerator Noises and What They Mean

Of course, I did not watch you replace the compressor, so I am ASSuming you replaced the filter dryer as well. This is S.O.P. with Frigidaire, as well as a sweep charge to remove any impurities from the system. There is a video on this in the frigidaire section somewhere. If you did not follow procedure, chances are that air is in the line, which will quickly destroy the compressor and foul the entire sealed system.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2011, 08:02:09 AM by Repair-man »
"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com

 

kenmore top mount refrigerator

Started by Tech2000

Replies: 13
Views: 3256
Last post April 14, 2011, 09:11:16 PM
by JWWebster
GE Refrigerator PDW22SHRARSS Making a clicking noise and not cooling

Started by AJ

Replies: 0
Views: 1036
Last post March 25, 2012, 07:55:04 AM
by AJ
Refrigerator making noise/ ice maker not working properly

Started by Nova

Replies: 8
Views: 2418
Last post December 28, 2012, 08:54:39 AM
by JWWebster
Strange noise in my Kenmore Refrigerator model 795.76204.901

Started by jclark

Replies: 2
Views: 379
Last post August 19, 2014, 07:06:44 PM
by jclark
kenmore refrigerator model # 52552100 no ice

Started by davelita

Replies: 6
Views: 11608
Last post August 04, 2007, 03:24:08 PM
by AJ
Kenmore refrigerator - how remove ice/water dispenser front panel

Started by Marvster

Replies: 1
Views: 24464
Last post August 11, 2007, 08:06:07 PM
by AJ