Loud mini fridge

This thing is loud as fuck but I don't know if I can fix it.
All I can see is this copper pipe seems crimped but is it meant to be?
If I open it up will it help?
Is there something else I can do.
Thanks In advance.

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Btw the noise is from the pump not the compressor it's self the compressor makes some sound but it's not annoying.
    My only guess is the motor is over worked due to back pressure.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Btw the noise is from the pump not the compressor it's self

      what pump? all I see is the compressor. do you even know what you are looking at?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I assume the pump is the box on the side an it is forcing the the refrigerant through the big bulge in the middle.
        I should have said motor I guess.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hell no. box on the side is the electrical connectors, the steel bowling ball contains the compressor and motor.
          pipe is supposed the crimped, thats where they charged it with refrigerant from the factory. everything looks good on your picture i suggest you just buy a new fridge some things are not worth fixing.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the compressor IS the pump you fucking retard. goddamn.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            HEY! You're not being nice anon, be nice, do better

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ohh dear

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the noise is from the pump not the compressor
      the compressor IS a pump you dipshit.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Have you tried turning it off and then on again?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It cycles off but not for long.
      It's on the upper side of volumes for mini fridges so I think it is also cycling to long to often.
      That being said yes... But I didn't look at if it gave a temporary fix.
      I'll try it, how long should I unplug it?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Unplug it for 30 seconds and then plug it back in

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ok will do.
          I'll unplug it while it is cycling.
          Done

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Did you plug it back in after 30 seconds?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yep.
              It jumped right back on the cycle.
              So I assume a temp detector is keeping it rolling.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    some screws are loose I bet, try to tight them.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Brah that's about to explode do not put your head there again!!

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >All I can see is this copper pipe seems crimped but is it meant to be?
    No
    >If I open it up will it help?
    Yes
    Maybe pack some rockwool around the compressor, I mean pump. Good luck, retard.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>All I can see is this copper pipe seems crimped but is it meant to be?
      >No

      its supposed to be crimped you fucking moron thats where it was filled from the factory. shutup you fucking retard you know nothing

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the compressor IS the pump you fucking retard. goddamn.

        Tell me more.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Tell me more.

          you are a stupid douchebagel

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Turbro

    >Compressor noises after a cold spell
    Maybe some liquid got sucked into the compressor. Time to bust out the micrometers and vertical mill.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Put down your meth pipe and take your meds. Then the compressor pump will stop telling you it wants to be fixed.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >All I can see is this copper pipe seems crimped but is it meant to be?
    how to say "you have no business even looking at this" without saying it.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    another idiot that thinks you can diagnose a noise by looking at it.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Listen, no one seems to love you enough to have ever told you this before.

    You are a lot fucking stupider than you think you are. You do not have the intelligence to even attempt to understand how basic machines function.

    Leave the fridge alone and relegate yourself to a life of being below mediocre.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool do you know what the problem is or are you just going to talk down to some one who doesn't how this thing works?

      It's an honest question my guy. I got an appliance. It's fucking loud. Do you know why and can it be fixed?
      Sorry I tried to understand it, I get it I got the fucking terms wrong.
      The sound is an electric motor humming.

      I though a pump and compressor were separated parts of a compressor assembly. You have chastised me, now please help if you will.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's loud because it's a low quality chinese compressor that's become damaged in a way that you cannot fix. All of the moving parts in a fridge are inside that hermetically sealed black can. The only way to access the parts inside is to cut it open with an angle grinder and once you do that you'll expose the oil bath and motor inside to metal debris that will guarantee that it's ruined without a total tear down and rebuild. A person with enough time money and skill could theoretically fix the internals, weld the can back together, solder the refrigerant lines back on, evacuate the lines of any air and refill the system with refrigerant, but that person is not you.

        The only thing you can do is stop the vibrations from getting to the body of the fridge and out into the air to make it quieter. You can add more padding to the rubber mounting bushings for the compressor and stuff foam or fiberglass insulation into the box around the compressor to stop the noise, but it will probably cause the compressor to overheat and become more damaged.

        Regardless, if it was quiet before and it suddenly got louder then it's not going to last much longer.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This, even MacGyver wouldn't try to fix a broken refrigerator compressor, he'd just slap an air conditioner to it somehow.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >...he'd just duct tape an air conditioner to it before flying it across the ocean to get home while the villains' base blows up in a massive fireball caused by 2cc of horse sperm and vodka.
            That seems more like a standard MacGuyver episode.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Don't give SNL ideas.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    here's the simple facts about a refrigerator.

    if it makes noise, and it's not a fan (which would be inside the fridge).

    then there is almost nothing (You) can do to stop it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    PrepHole has some of the most ornery people in PrepHole. Is this how you keep the quality high?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it is staggering the amount of dumb that comes to this board.
      90% is do it for me, think for me, design it for me, cost it for me, or this is broken will doing something dumb fix it?

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fridges cost next to nothing. Get a new one.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Still running 2 fridges from 1977 with R22, worth it to repair the door seals and paint em. Oh and a chest freezer from 1958

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that pic related
      he wouldnt have time to grow gay flowers if he spent his time fixing old fridges.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >R22
      God, I wish I could buy that shit in the EU

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        why?
        old freon is shit compared to co2 or propane, absolutely no need for it to exist today.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >compared to co2
          CO2 is a fucking shitty refrigerant from a cost-benefit standpoint of how overengineered you have to design the system for it to do anything useful. Greenies and Weenies just like it because it's "like not a manufactured refrigerant bro like save the planet man". Do some god damn research to know what you say before you say it. R-290 aka ultra-clean propane is an excellent refrigerant. Problem is the EPA says Americans are way too fucking stupid to be trusted with such a flammable refrigerant in the household.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >do some research
            been installing commercial co2 refrigration since 2003 i know what im talking about, the initial installation cost isnt that much worse any longer, none do it for greta (yet they can always say so and get good g
            boy points) but the electricity savings are through the roof.
            appliances are purely r290/r600 now.
            i started with 7 different refrigerants in my van, now i only carry a 15kg bottle of co2 and two 1kg canisters on 290/600.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              You measure in units of gay so you aren't familiar with how uncommon and expensive CO2 shit still is here and the EPAs ban on propane as refrigerant except they did recently allow it to be used in refrigerators again.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >t. British Thermal Units and Tons of Refrigeration
                Never got why you are so keen on banning things you dont understand and generally being reluctant to new tech?
                Compressors, high pressure pipes and two walves are the only thing different (go subcritical and you dont even need that but its not worth it) liquid and suction use regular pipes, controllers are the same, cabinets and evaporators much the same they just give them a higher pressure rating. Everything is 1/4 the size (imagine the savings in cooper pipe) and total power consumption is down 50-60%.
                our customers demand co2 today and you be hard pressed to even find new r134 plugin coolers.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fucking asshole you're killing the planet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If it's still working he's not.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pic related is perfect
      You are just like DMX, a crack head

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >average cost to run a fridge from the 70s is ~$264 a year
      >average cost to run a modern fridge ~$36 a year
      >lord knows how much a non defrosting chest freezer from 1958 costs to run

      In 4 years, the energy savings alone would have paid for a new fridge. And you have two of them.
      Its the definition of "its expensive to be poor"
      You cant scrounge up $750 at once for a new fridge, so youll just sieve your paycheck by death of 1000 cuts.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not that much you can do affordably. As long as the evap coil gets cold then the compressor and refrigerant are probably good, not much else in the minis, no cond or evap fans at all usually.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get a dBA app on your phone, check the level against the technical data sheet

    is it still cooling? chances are your compressors on the verge of failing, chuck a clamp meter on your active and check out your power draw, if its more than 8A, its on its way to seizure. A new compressor costs the same as a new fridge, might as well get a new one, unless you're in the 3rd world which you seem to be because that's a 110V 60Hz compressor lmao

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *