Viking Refrigerator Compressor Noise: When to Worry About It

March 25, 2021

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Your Viking refrigerator is doing an important role in your home. It is your food storage, at the same time it provides you with the convenience of having cool refreshments and less food wastage. This is why it is important to listen to what your refrigerator is trying to tell you. Learn the difference between just a run-of-the-mill noise between those that are a cause for problems and concerns.

If you hear the sounds below, take heed and call Professional Viking Repair:

  1. Loud humming. Viking refrigerator compressor noise usually projects a loud humming or buzzing sound. These are all part of their normal operation. However, if the refrigerator noise gets louder and louder, like when your Viking refrigerator is making a buzzing noise continuously that you can hear from the next room, then it’s time to contact a licensed technician. Compressors are typically expensive to repair and replace, make sure that you have enough knowledge on Viking refrigerator compressor replacement cost or ask a certified repair company for more information.
  2. A recurring clicking sound, buzzing or vibrating sound. If your Viking refrigerator clicking noise is recurring, this could indicate that the ice maker is turned on but is not connected to a water supply. Take note that keeping the ice maker on without connecting it to a water supply could damage it.
  3. A grinding, scraping or knocking sound as if something the fan blades are hitting something. This occurs when one of the refrigerator’s two fans is being obstructed by something. The two fans are the condenser fan, located in the bottom of the refrigerator and the other is the evaporator fan, located in the freezer compartment.
    1. If the sound is located in the condenser fan, you have to remove the rear panel and check if there is anything blocking the fan blades.
    2. If the sound is coming from the freezer, remove the cover of the fan and take out anything that might be blocking the fan blades.

If these don’t solve the problem contact a professional technician to have the fans inspected.

  1. If you hear a rattling sound it could be because the refrigerator is not positioned properly. It could be that the sides of the back of the refrigerator is touching another surface. Give it some space and pull it a few inches away from any surfaces against it. It could also be that the fridge is not level.
  2. If your fridge is not making noise. If your fridge is quiet and is not even making a gentle hum, then that could also be an indication that there is something wrong with it. This sign could affect your refrigerator’s cooling process. 

Contact Professional Viking Repair if you need any of these services – Viking range repair, Viking refrigerator repair, and Viking wine cooler repair.

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