Okay, you guys were a great help awhile ago when my shower drain was clogged, so here’s another home-related question I hope somebody can help me with.
About a week ago, my refrigerator started making a funny noise. You know the normal low electric hum they intermittently make when they’re running properly? Well, mine started making the same noise only a lot louder. It will do it for maybe 10 seconds and then stop.
I checked inside and the only unusual thing was that it had a little bit of ice around the top part of the freezer–we thought maybe something had prevented it from closing all the way and so condensation formed. I cleared out the ice and thought that might fix the problem, but it’s still making the noise. The refrigerating and freezing capabilities don’t appear to have been affected.
This is a fairly new refrigerator (bought new in August '99). The noise wouldn’t bother me if I knew it was nothing to worry about, but I want to be sure. I figured I’d ask here before calling a repairperson who might laugh at me for being a doofus if it was an obvious thing that’s easily taken care of.
Any ideas? Thanks!