Refrigerators are expensive to replace. So hearing a funny sound or noticing a leak can make your stomach twist into knots. Before you panic and call the repair man, check out our list of easy DIY fixes anyone can perform on their fridge if they find a problem.
Your Fridge Is Constantly Making Noise
Refrigerators that hum, buzz, and whirl are annoying. You may have supposed it was normal for your fridge to subtly hum at all times, but it isn’t. Here are a few things you could do to your fridge to quiet it down a bit.
Get a soundproofing mat for beneath your fridge.
Evaporator fan grommets can wear out and cause the fridge to buzz. Unplug your fridge, remove everything from the inside the freezer including the shelves. Via the back wall of the freezer, open the access door. You’ll find the evaporator fan here. Check the rubber grommets to see if they’re all in place and unbroken. These are easy parts to locate online.
Is the refrigerator level? Place a level on top of the fridge to see if it is leaning. If so, level it out and see if that eliminates the noise it has been making. The legs at the base of the fridge can be adjusted to level it.
Check to see if the ice maker is producing ice. If you haven’t seen any ice, yet you hear a buzzing sound every ten of fifteen minutes, check to see if the ice maker is hooked up to the water.