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Offline Ronyeager

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KitchenAid Fridge
« on: July 25, 2011, 02:50:06 PM »

Hello, I have a pretty generic question here.  I do not have the model number for this unit, yet.  The fridge is making a pretty loud grinding noise.  The customer let me listen to the noise over the phone and i was told the noise was coming from either the compressor or the condensor fan.  Any ideas on how to fix the grinding noise?  does this mean bad compressor?

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 06:09:49 PM »
Could be the fan blade is hitting the shroud. Some critter could have gotten down there. Sounds like an easy fix.
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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2011, 06:22:02 PM »
I agree with JW, could just be the fan.
Let us know what you find and be sure to post the model number.  O0

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 01:02:53 PM »
evap fan was wiggling as it spun.  Replaced evap fan and noise went away.

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 01:06:21 PM »
The evaporator fan is the one located in the freezer. You replaced the fan in the freezer?

I thought the noise was coming from down by the compressor?

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 01:49:37 PM »
Well it is hard to tell over the phone where the cust is holding the phone and most of them don't know a condenser from an evaporator.
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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011, 01:51:29 PM »
When I got there I went behind the fridge.  compressor and condensing fan work fine and not make any noise.  I could hear the the evap fan inside the fridge make a loud grinding noise, no big deal.  So I just replace that fan because it was wiggling on its own access

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 01:53:58 PM »
If that was a metal blade I could show ya trick how to tighten that loose hub.
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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 02:00:41 PM »
The shaft was metal, but, the blade was plastic.  I like tricks....

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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2011, 07:59:18 AM »
JW is full of tricks.
JW Trick #1...if it moves oil it.
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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2011, 09:56:29 AM »
If ya have a metal blade with a loose hub that rattles, get a piece of shaft the same size as the hub and put it in a vise. Slip the hub over the shaft and use a hammer and punch to make dimples in the hub. Some of the large blades get pretty pricey.

@  Jumpy As long as it is oil-able and I have my zoomspout oiler I'm there dude.  :2funny:
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Re: KitchenAid Fridge
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2011, 12:28:24 PM »
Before I got into repair WD-40 was the number one tool I had in the bag.  ZoomSpout might be taking that spot over  :)