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Old 03-05-2009, 10:35 AM   #1
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I've got a new kegerator (an Avanti from Home Depot) and I've noticed that it clicks and ticks and pops quite a bit. Every few minutes I hear a snap/crackle/or pop from the other room.

Anyone else have odd noises coming from their modded fridge/freezer?
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:19 AM   #2
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Every few minutes I hear a snap/crackle/or pop from the other room.
No more Rice Krispies in the kegger.

The only thing that usually makes any noise is when the compressor kicks on/off, but other then that, nada.

 
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:22 PM   #3
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that sounds like some loose electrical connection or short. Do you smell anything in the compressor area?
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
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If you just turned it on, sometimes you can hear the coolant running through the lines. This may be what you are hearing. Is there a fan to cool the tower?

 
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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When I first got mine going I would hear an occasional "pop". I assume it was the ice layer forming on the cold plate, then cracking as it defrosted.

Since adding the fans and temperature controller, I don't get the ice, and haven't heard the pops.

 
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:48 AM   #6
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Yeah, I'm thinking it's temperature related. I removed the CO2 tank and moved that whole assembly to the garage and it still pops and pings occasionally.
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:25 AM   #7
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I have the same one and also hear the same things. I am pretty sure it has to do with the compresor and cooling system (I mean what else could it be) and concerns me a little bit about the overall durability of these things, but then ... the price was right. Many people online complain about the thing, but then they also dont know how to fine tune it a little bit. Besides the noises I have no real issues with it
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Old 03-09-2009, 02:39 AM   #8
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When I first got mine going I would hear an occasional "pop". I assume it was the ice layer forming on the cold plate, then cracking as it defrosted.
I concur. I would check for ice formation on the evaporator plate and adjust the temperature accordingly.
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:14 AM   #9
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Well, well, well... this morning I had puddles of black oil under the kegerator.

BIG FAT INTERNET FROWNY FACE!!

Luckily, Home Depot had another one at a store not too far from here and I was able to make a clean swap. The first one I had was the floor model and had some dings and dents in it, the new one sparkles! Maybe it won't leak oil, too!
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Old 03-30-2009, 10:01 PM   #10
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leaking oil? you mean like a harley?

Good to hear that they gave you a new one. I assume the "noises" went away?


 
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