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lorikr

01:50PM | 03/26/04
Member Since: 01/02/04
11 lifetime posts
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I was having problems about 1 1/2 ago with my frig. The frig and freezer were both not cold enough, but miraculously it fixed itself. Now, the freezer part is making a weird, almost echoy, rattling noise. It's not that loud. We never hooked up the ice cube maker, and where the panel for it is (on the left back of the freezer) we sometimes get frost. A few days ago my frozen bagels weren't as frozen as they should be so I scraped off the frost. Now they seem to be fine. Does anyone know what could be causing the frost to accumulate there, and is this rattling noise related to that?? The frig is a whirlpool and is about 12 years old. Thanks!

DanO

09:04AM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** the freezer part is making a weird, almost echoy, rattling noise. **

You can read about common sounds of refrigerators at the following link:

My refrigerator is making strange sounds. What is wrong with it?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=768

** where the panel for [the icemaker] is we sometimes get frost ... Does anyone know what could be causing the frost to accumulate there **

It could be caused by air leakage or possibly a sign of a defrost system problem depending on the design of whatever fridge model you happen have. You can read about refrigerator cooling problems at the following link and how the defrost system is suppose to work at the second.

My refrigerator is not cooling properly. What might be the problem?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=659

How does a frost free refrigerator's defrost system work?

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=658

** The frig and freezer were both not cold enough, but miraculously it fixed itself. **

Problems which go away by them self tend to comeback by them self too.

JFYI

Dan O.

http://www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Whirlpool+fridge

The Appliance Information Site

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lorikr

09:21AM | 03/27/04
Member Since: 01/02/04
11 lifetime posts
That is so true - it will come back by itself!!! It's seems to be running fine except for the noise. If it is a defrost or air leakage problem, should I have someone look at it ASAP? Could the frig just stop working if it's either of these 2, or gradually get worse over time? I'm also wondering if it's worth it to have a 12 year old frig fixed. I am very happy with Whirlpool, can you suggest some brands to stay away from if I do go ahead and get a new one. I've heard not so good things about Frigidaire. Thanks for your help!

DanO

07:43AM | 03/28/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2274 lifetime posts
** If it is a defrost or air leakage problem, should I have someone look at it ASAP? Could the frig just stop working if it's either of these 2, or gradually get worse over time? **

As described at the "My refrigerator is not cooling properly" link, a defrost problem would usually eventually stop the whole fridge from being able to cool properly.

** I'm also wondering if it's worth it to have a 12 year old frig fixed. **

Unless it's a problem in the refrigeration system (which would usually manifest itself by consistently not cooling), it would usually be worth while to have repaired.

JMO

Dan O.


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