Refrigerator makes a loud banging sound on startup. After approximately 10 to 15 seconds it goes away there is silence and then the fridge turns on and the fridge operates normally for hours. This noise occurs two or three times a day. Is it the compressor relay or capacitor?
ANSWER Hello Jeff,
You may want to check your condenser fan motor for too much play. Access the rear of the unit and take the back cover off. Unplug the power to unit. Wait 5 minutes to plug back in. When you plug back in check to see if the fan is hitting or if the compressor is making the banging noise. If it is the fan blade that it hitting then the shaft of the motor WR60X187 is allowing too much play and would need to be replaced. If it is coming from the compressor then the compressor WR87X10096 would need to be replaced.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, December 18, 2012