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kefah
19-10-2013, 07:17 PM
hi
i bought i new chest freazer
its Turkish made
***** r134a
comprssor embarco
its working very well and freezing good
drawn current is 1 ampere
220 volt current
its making clicking noise
i checked both compressor and its cooling fan are fine
the sound come from between the metering device and the condensor

i heard the same sound from another refrigerator which been compressor replaced then charged with r134a
is that sound could be normal

mikeref
19-10-2013, 09:32 PM
Liquid followed by vapour leaving the capillary tube. This cycle repeats after compressor start up and can be annoying until the system balances out.

nike123
20-10-2013, 08:02 AM
Or it can be present all the time compressor works. In my case all zoo is heard when it works. I dont mind. I have been living 15 years one floor below big industrial centrifugal dryer out of balnce, and these sounds are pretty comforting for me.:D

kefah
20-10-2013, 12:51 PM
Liquid followed by vapour leaving the capillary tube. This cycle repeats after compressor start up and can be annoying until the system balances out.

ok
that very annoying sound
is there any solution

nike123
20-10-2013, 04:22 PM
None that I know without changing diameter and length of capillary tube. Noise is made because of high speed of refrigerant at capillary entrance to evaporator. Some same model fridges, from same manufacturer, makes noise and some no.
Best is to complain about noise and ask for new fridge.

kefah
20-10-2013, 06:34 PM
ok
if i ignore the noising sound
is there any problem to the work of the freezer

nike123
20-10-2013, 07:10 PM
In my case, 6 years no problem!

kefah
20-10-2013, 07:10 PM
thank u very much

mikeref
21-10-2013, 09:27 AM
Some manufacturers realise that their domestic fridges are prone to various noises and use cork insulation on that exposed area where the capillary feeds into the Evaporator. Chest freezers have the cap tube buried in the insulation and if the pouring of expanding foam hasn't completely sealed capillary outlet then there is room for vibration and a whistling sound.

If your freezer's clicking sound doesn't settle down after 5 minutes or so then your freezer doesn't have a full gas charge. I'm saying a fraction short and that allows an inconsistent mix of liquid and vapour on a critical charge system. ( Large pockets of vapour followed by liquid,then another feed of compressed vapour creates the clicking sound.):)

mikeref
21-10-2013, 09:38 AM
ok
if i ignore the noising sound
is there any problem to the work of the freezer
No. Just adds a longer run cycle and a slightly warmer compressor.

kefah
03-12-2013, 12:51 PM
sorry for lately post
here is sound clip of the clicking noise

http://dc197.gulfup.com/Cl1k1.wav?gu=wMyMuCGe01KByHmQ9RrbxQ&e=1386247783&n=66696c656e616d652a3d5554462d3827275265636f72645f323031332d31312d33305f30372d35322d33352e776176

install monkey
03-12-2013, 09:29 PM
weird that- though ive seen how you treat your electricity pylons! haha
sure there aint an animal/rodent under there??;)

kefah
04-12-2013, 03:43 PM
if the freezer was on a little slip area
is that could be the cause