To think my fridge is haunted?

(65 Posts)
pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 13:59:55

It could be the cupboard next to the fridge. Now and then, there is a strange intermittent sound of snoring, or rasping breath, basically like someone snoring really loudly, coming from the wall behind the cupboard. It is not scary, more comical. It can happen day or night. The room next door is our sitting room, and no, it is not dh asleep. No one else has ever heard it. I need to get dh to come and stand there, for hours, until it happens again. Opinions please on what it could be.

Buzzardbird Mon 04-Mar-13 14:39:03

Mine makes eerie 'chilling' sounds...see what I did there? grin

Buzzardbird Mon 04-Mar-13 14:40:15

Although there is some vodka in there,so it could be a spirit?

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 14:51:24

My fridge is now groaning at all your bad puns grin

LangenFlugelHappleHoff Mon 04-Mar-13 15:01:25

Tis me!!! I am hiding in your walls...but I have a cold...

I likes ya socks...purdy

aldiwhore Mon 04-Mar-13 15:16:14

Have you got one of those gadgets you use for checking if there's pipes or electrics behind a specific area of wall (I bought one after zapping myself whilst trying to hang a picture).

I'm not sure they'd pick up ghosts or sleepy tramps in the walls, or rats... but it may pick up a dodgy pipe that needs looking at.

(I have a haunted fringe, it is not fun)

Crinkle77 Mon 04-Mar-13 15:22:35

Ha ha that is so strange cos my fridge was making some odd noises too this morning

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 15:59:16

I am so glad there are others with haunted fridges. it is a relief. Although I am not entirely sure it is the fridge. Next time it starts to wheeze I will have to examine the fridge more closely. A gadget you say aldiwhore? I must look into that.

Langen, you are scaring me. And please refrain from stealing my socks, BECAUSE I HAVE TOO MANY ODD ONES ALREADY.

Buzzardbird Mon 04-Mar-13 16:06:39

Have you been letting your cheese breathe?

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 16:07:50

I only have mild organic cheddar in my fridge and I keep it suffocated at all times.

Latara Mon 04-Mar-13 16:59:10

Have you defrosted the poor fridge yet? smile

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 17:05:20

no am too scared. what happens to my frozen stuff, will it all be destroyed? <pathetic again>

Whiffywhiffybotbot Mon 04-Mar-13 17:29:04

Is it per chance a Beko? Mine made a noise like a cow for about a month before it went kaput and the milk turned to cheese over night <boak>

KatoPotato Mon 04-Mar-13 17:31:37

It's quite common with 'frost free' fridge freezers. We inherited one with our new home and its sounds like crying and moaning.

It's also one of those Bekos that are in the press for catching fire! - Someone is coming this afternoon to fix it, check your serial numbers!

refsafety.beko.co.uk/

Jenny70 Mon 04-Mar-13 17:36:16

How often do you hear snoring/sighing? (assuming you are not moaning without realising!).

If daily, I would emoty fridge, all fridge stuff outside in sealed box (still cold my way), and put frozen stuff in esky (sorry if that isn't a uk term, in case of confusion, insulated picnic box) with ice. Turn fridge off for 24hr, see if noise is heard (this can also be done under guise of defrosting if family think you're bonkers).

Turn fridge back on and listen, if it's compressor leaking etc, working it hard to re-chill may make noise more observable to others.

Not sure what to do if it is the culprit....

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 18:30:59

OH MY GOD IT IS A BEKO. We inherited from previous house owners last year HELP! is it going to catch fire?

Thanks Jenny, will listen out for the noise next time and pay close attention. I am WORRIED now!

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 18:31:24

Farking BEKOS. And I wanted a Smeg. angry

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 18:34:44

it is not one of those serial numbers at least Kato, thanks for linking to that smile

LangenFlugelHappleHoff Mon 04-Mar-13 18:44:09

Langen, you are scaring me. And please refrain from stealing my socks, BECAUSE I HAVE TOO MANY ODD ONES ALREADY

Puts marvellous stolen sock collection back in it's box...

BMW6 Mon 04-Mar-13 18:47:58

My Indesit fridge has made weird noises from day one.........kind of moaning sound decreasing in pitch till it falls silent again grin

mylot Mon 04-Mar-13 18:54:23

Mine is. Could even be a portal. I have screaming children in my fridge. I'm pretty sure it's not my own in other parts of the house...

OzmaofOz Mon 04-Mar-13 19:08:21

Ours is a Hotpoint, it doesn't sigh everyday - I don't think, but on a regular basis.
Yes a portal sounds credible, I wonder if we could go through to the other side .....?

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 19:57:06

I think a portal to another dimension is definitely the most logical solution. But with a Beko fridge the other dimension would be a touch tawdry I imagine. biscuit

lalabaloo Mon 04-Mar-13 23:06:52

My fridge is a Beko and it moos...

pofacedplot Mon 04-Mar-13 23:08:33

The mooing Bekos. Who'd have thought? We have to record a moo-loop sequence I think.

robotpenguin Mon 04-Mar-13 23:16:16

My DM has a Zanussi fridge that meows - well, a yeeeaaaaoooowwww type noise every 30 seconds or so.... one of her cats sits and talks to it ...

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