Is Your Freezer Making A Humming Noise?

If your freezer is working properly, it won’t make much noise, but there won’t be a pin drop silence either. If your freezer is making a humming noise, it is a sign of normal operation. However, if it is still bothering you, then it is wise to investigate the noise as sometime it might indicate that your appliance needs a service.

Compressor Noise

The compressor is what makes your freezer to freeze. When the compressor runs, it usually makes a gentle humming noise. The compressor runs for almost 80 to 90 percent of the time, depending on how you use it. If you put an excessive amount of food items in it, it will run for longer. Likewise, if open and close the door frequently, it will again run constantly. However, the sound from the freezer is not a thing to worry about unless the noise is very loud. If this is the case, it’s time to call service professionals to inspect and repair your freezer.

Condenser Coils

If the condenser coils and fan of your freezer are dirty, it hinders the airflow, and the freezer will take longer to get chilled. It can result in humming noise during the operation. Luckily it does not mean that your freezer has failed or is failing, but the coils and fan need to be cleaned. Pick up your phone and call a technician to handle the cleaning.

Ice Maker or Dispenser 

Some refrigerators and freezer have a built-in ice maker, which may hum when in operation. The noise should be very low and gentle that lasts as long as the ice is in the making. However, if the noise is continuous, check the inlet valve of water at the back of the freezer. The noise might be because of its improper connection. If it is not the case, then it might be because of ice maker malfunction, and you need a technician for a repair.

If your freezer is making a weird noise and consulting a certified technician is the only choice left, call Appliance Home Service on 281-656-8428 and get an instant fix.