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Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

Fixing a Noisy Refrigerator

The evaporator fan and motor and the evaporator coils are exposed once the plastic panel inside the freezer portion of a top-freezer refrigerator is removed.

A refrigerator that is noisy or loud could be caused by a problem with the one or more parts. Here’s how to troubleshoot.

GE Evaporator Fan Blade Part Number: WR60X10208 Evaporator Fan Blade for refrigerators.

Condensor or Evaporator Fan Blade

A buzzing sound could be cause by a fan blade hitting ice or another object when in operation. Both the evaporator fan – located in the freezer portion of the refrigerator and the condenser fan – located underneath or behind the refrigerator – have blades, so listen for where the sound is emanating from in order to trouble shoot it.

If the sound is emanating from the freezer and the evaporator fan, it might be due to Continue reading

Why is my freezer causing freezer burn?

Why is my freezer causing freezer burn?An upright or chest freezer that is colder than normal or causing freezer burn might be due to a faulty part, improper temperature settings, but also could be caused by improper food packaging.

Freezer burn happens when moisture is lost from the food item, leaving discolored patches and dry areas on your food. Freezer burned food is still safe to eat, but it affects the taste and texture of foods, so most people toss out freezer burned items.

If you are planning to keep food for long-term storage in your upright freezer, make sure it’s packaged properly. Here are some suggestions from TheKitchn.com.

  • Wrap large items like portions of meat and loaves of breadin a double layer of plastic wrap, wax paper, or aluminum foil, then store in a container or plastic freezer bag.
  • Store smaller items like zucchini slicesor liquids in portion-sized containers or plastic bags so the food fills the container entirely with minimal leftover space.

RealSimple.com suggests using “freezer-safe wraps and bags, making sure to squeeze out as much excess air as possible.”

If you suspect that it is your upright or chest freezer that is the source of your freezer burn, the first thing to check is the temperature controls. If your temperature reading is above freezing, try adjusting the controls. You might want to Continue reading

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