There’s nothing more frustrating than hearing a loud or unusual noise coming from your LG refrigerator.
Especially after you’ve spent hundreds or thousands of your hard-earned dollars on your appliance, hearing these sounds can easily throw you into a panic. However, before you start pulling your hair out, take a deep breath. Most noise-related issues with an LG refrigerator are caused by minor issues that can easily be resolved either by yourself at home, or by contacting a professional appliance technician near you. So if you’re wondering what to do if your LG refrigerator is making a loud noise, you’re in good hands. Keep reading to find out more!
One of the reasons why your LG refrigerator might be making an unusual amount of noise is because the active cycle is taking too long.
The active cycle is the process your refrigerator goes through to keep the appliance at the right temperatures. The operational cycle pulls hot air out from the unit and infuses cold air into it. However, when you have an issue with your unit’s door seals, or there’s something preventing it from cooling properly, your active cycles will often run longer than necessary.
Have you recently purchased an LG refrigerator? If so, it may need a whole day to start working correctly. Your LG refrigerator uses a compressor, condenser, evaporator fan, and a few other internal components to work properly and run through optimal active cycles.
The bottom line? A brand new refrigerator needs time to generate cold air and to reach the desired temperature. During this time, you might hear your unit running frequently, or making occasional noises. Fortunately, there’s nothing you can or need to do about this, and the noise will stop on its own after a day or so.
If your LG refrigerator’s door seals are damaged or worn, cold air can leak out. If cool air leaks out from the appliance, the active cycle will continue to run more frequently than it should. The reason your refrigerator will continue to run is that it won’t be able to reach the set temperature. The loud noise you hear results from the refrigerator continuing to run its active cycle as it tries to keep the interior at the correct temperature.
In this case, you’ll want to check your door seal. If you notice cracks, tears, or other damage, or can feel cold air escaping, you will need to replace the seal.
LG refrigerator coils help to cool the fridge by releasing heat. Located on the back or bottom of your refrigerator, it’s easy for the coils to collect dust, dirt, and other debris. The problem with dirty fridge coils is that it blocks the refrigerator from efficiently releasing heat, which might cause the refrigerator’s active cycle to take longer than necessary.
To avoid this, it’s important to clean your fridge coils at least every six months so that your appliance can disperse heat efficiently and will run quietly. Proper LG refrigerator maintenance is a crucial part of maximizing the lifespan of your appliance. If your fridge is making a loud noise, it could mean that there are some underlying issues with your unit. That’s why we recommend contacting a trained technician to help you diagnose and repair the problem.
An LG refrigerator compressor pumps refrigerant, or coolant, throughout the unit’s condenser coils. As part of the active cycle process, refrigerant helps to keep the appliance cool. One of the loudest, most unusual noises you’ll hear an LG refrigerator make is caused by a bad compressor.
If you hear high pitched squealing, it could mean the compressor bearings need replacing. Or, loud banging or knocking noises could mean that parts of the compressor have come loose or that they’re on the verge of breaking. If your compressor is making loud noise always, you will need to contact a technician right away. The right technician will have the necessary skills to repair and fix this noisy problem.
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If you hear a loud whirring sound, it could mean that one or more of your refrigerator’s fans are malfunctioning. It could also mean that there’s a lot of dirt between the fan blades, or that the fan blades themselves are broken.
It’s important to understand that, if left unaddressed, any of these issues can cause even more severe problems with your LG refrigerator in the future. If the refrigerator fans aren’t moving the air properly, the appliance can’t sustain the right temperatures.
So, if your refrigerator fans are making a lot of unusual noise, it’s best to contact a professional for a proper diagnosis.
Diagnosing your LG refrigerator’s loud noise is a great way to get involved in your home appliance maintenance and repair. However, if you don’t have the experience or knowledge of how to do so, making LG refrigerator repairs on your own can cause more harm than good. We recommend contacting Denver Appliance Repair Service today to speak with one of our expert team members!