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What should you do if your compression refrigerator cracks? It is worth trying to determine the cause of the cracking. In thrifty instances of refrigeration equipment, the inner liner is made of plastic, which begins to shrink or expand when the temperature changes. This process is accompanied by cracking because the correspondence of sizes of the inner liner and the outer liner changes. The crackling may occur as the temperature of the insulating substance between the camera body and the plastic cover changes.


In not the highest quality models, the gaps between the different parts of the refrigerator are not properly aligned. During the operation, they can narrow, due to which the parts of the equipment undergo friction between each other. Then the refrigerator cracks while working. Sometimes too zealous housewives press the surface very hard when washing the fridge compartment, due to which the gaps are reduced.


In the cases described above, the crackling goes away when the temperature levels out. Why else can the camera make noise? Another reason for the crackling is a violation of the horizontal position when installing the refrigerator. If you check the horizontality of the floor in the kitchen, and it turns out to be broken, you should take measures – put pieces of wood under one or two legs of the chamber to level it.


A brand-new refrigerator can crack strongly because before installing it, the owner has not unscrewed the shipping parts from the back. There is a clause in the owner’s manual about unscrewing unnecessary bolts.


The most innocuous cause of cracking is a mismatch in the position of the shelves with the grooves. In this case, it is enough to open the chamber and correct the position of the shelves.


All of these causes are not a breakdown. But if you’ve taken action and the crackling doesn’t go away, it’s worth contacting a Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company technician.


What is the first thing to do?


Any action to detect the malfunction and eliminate it should begin with a study of the instructions. It should be taken into account that the type of extraneous sounds largely depends also on the brand of the refrigerator. Each model has its own peculiarities.


It is recommended to immediately check how the refrigerator and freezer work, and how the food is cooled.


If everything is normal in this respect, then the causes of extraneous noise can be the following:


– The device has not been defrosted for a long time, and the fan blades are caught in the ice that has formed. Repair in this case will consist of defrosting both chambers and cleaning the refrigerator of ice.

– The cause of the noise may be the improper installation of the refrigeration equipment. For example, the compressor is in contact with the floor. It is enough just to move the refrigerator to a better position.

– Glassware, tightly placed on the shelves, may also rattle.


Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Not only that, in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of the refrigerator is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is proud to offer efficient refrigerator repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of refrigerator repairs, no matter how complicated they are. We strive to provide excellent repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a refrigerator repair technician to fix the problem and make sure your machine will work properly for a long time.


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