I have a MagTag refrigerator it works good but makes a poping noise when running. When I open the doors for about a minute, the noise goes away for about five minutes then starts again. Can you tell me what could be making this noise? Thanks
Answer Hello Baniah,
You should first remove the evaporator cover in the back wall of the freezer and make sure there is no frost/ice build-up near the fan blade. If there is, clear it with a hair dryer and check the door seals and ice door for any signs of an air leak. Since the damper is thermostatically controlled and is not an electrical component, this will not be the issue. There is the possibility of the issue being the ice maker whether it is working or not. If it is not working, it is much more probable and raising the bale arm may eliminate the sound.
We just changed the control damper about a week and half ago the freezer coils still are freezing up making the refrig to go up to 50 or higher could the problem be the defrost sensor or the defrost heater????
Answer Hello Diana. It sounds like you may have a defrost problem with the unit. Check and see if there is any frost build up on the back wall of the freezer. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
the fan in the freezer side will not turn off
Answer Roger, Are you sure it won't turn off ? The freezer evaporator fan W10128551 will start and run, at the same time as the compressor, along with the condenser fan. All three components use the same power source. When the temperature control reaches the selected temperature, the switch cycles "open" and removes power to the components. A simple test, turn the freezer control knob to the off position, if the fan motor is still running, you'd have to have a shorted wire, most likely in the back wall of the freezer compartment. If it does turn off, you want to clean the condenser coils, and start looking for an air leak, or temperature control issue. Thanks