Question about Hotpoint HTR16BBSR Top Freezer Refrigerator
Why does the freezer make loud crackling sounds? This is only 4 years old.
The sound could be , when the refrig goes into defrost , every 8-10 hours , the heater heats up the ice , causing the ice to "crack " , on the coils . This will be a normal condition , as long as the refrig keeps cooling .
Posted on Dec 01, 2009
Some refrigerators have a small plastic fan under the bottom shelf of the freezer that circulates air. It's not too unusual for a heavily loaded shelf to rub the fan blades making the noise you describe. If you empty the freezer, you'll fin a few screws holding the bottom shelf in. remove the shelf and inspect the fan and surrounding parts for signs of rubbing. Also tug on the fan blade lightly to see if it is still attached to the motor's shaft securely. New fan blades can be purchased at a good appliance repair shop. Good Luck
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the clunking sound that it make's when the compressor shuts off is bad motor mounts / and may be the internal also . this would also cause the loud running sounds . if it starts every 10 min it may be short cycleing . ( clean the coil's and make sure the fan in back is coling the unit .. and make sure you replace the back when your done .. mm
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
There is ice build up hitting the fan....
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Posted on Nov 25, 2010
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