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I have a 20 year old GE TBF-16D (No Frost) Fridge-Freezer,

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I have a 20 year old GE TBF-16D (No Frost) Fridge-Freezer, which works well but has a very noisy motor, when this cuts in.
Is there any way to reduce or stop this very loud vibrating sound?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

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Does it sound like it is banging on something when it starts up, or is it just a loud vibration?

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Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

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Edited by The Home Smithy on 10/27/2010 at 3:12 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
There is no banging just a loud vibration.
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

Ok thank you. One more question if you would, please.

Is the vibration metalic sounding at all?



Edited by The Home Smithy on 10/27/2010 at 3:16 PM EST
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No just a loud compressor vibration.
Stops after an interval of 5 to 10 minutes, then starts again for simular interval.
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

Ok unfortunatly the unit is probably just showing its age. You can check the isolator bushings on the compressors feet, but if they are ok then the compressor is just getting old.

Making sure that the unit is still level may help the noise some but probably wont solve all of the vibration.

It does sound like the unit is short cyceling though. Having the refrigerant checked by a service tech should solve that problem.

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Edited by The Home Smithy on 10/27/2010 at 3:37 PM EST

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