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Loud noise from the freezer side

The fridge is 2 years old, it was making weird noise a year ago, and Samsung replaced the condenser motor/fan (located on the bottom behind the fridge), noise disappeared. Now it is making a loud noise again, coming from the top half of freezer side. The noise is on and off. And it goes away immediately whenever the freezer door is open, comes back once the freezer door is shut. Opening of fridge side door won't make the noise go away. Other than the noise, everything else seems to be working fine (e.g. freezer, fridge, ice maker). The repair center Samsung assigned thinks the cooling fan (I didn't know for sure which fan he meant) could be the problem. Pulled the fridge out to check the condenser fan, seems to be working fine. Any idea what might be wrong or suggestions ?

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  • vvkk Sep 20, 2008

    Dear DrLingquist:

    Thank you so much. When you said "taking off the sheetmetal backing", do you mean the sheet metal behind the fridge (the side of power plug)? I don't see any sheet metal inside the freezer.

    Your help are greatly appreciated.


  • vvkk Sep 20, 2008

    DrLindquist, I located the sheetmetal, it was not easy to take it off since a wire was connected to it. How long it usually takes to thaw before the plastic housing can be removed? Do you think the noise may go away by unpluging the the fridge and let the whole fridge thaw out? Of course, that may takes much longer and stuff in the fridge/freezer need to be out.

    Thank you so much.

  • vvkk Sep 21, 2008

    Indeed there was ice build up on the plastic housing. Just plugged the power, Hope this will fix the problem. Thanks a million, DrLindquist.

  • vvkk Sep 22, 2008

    It has been 24 hours, and no noise has been heard, all thanks to your help, DrLindquist.

    I agree with you about not buying Samsung again.

  • Oatlands Sep 24, 2008

    We have a SR-L626EV Samsung Refrig making loud noise from the top back of unit, will switch unit off and "defrost" as suggested to see if this resolves problem. Otherwise great frig

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    My Frigidare side by side with water in the freezer door has some water showing up in the dip of the inner fridge beneath the bottom pull-out drawer. Once full, it comes out to the floor. Can't see where it is coming from, but the water filter does need changing. Can a water filter cause this to happen and if not, what else can? I've checked the freezer and no vents are covered and all else seems to be in working order.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    freezer fan is making noise



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The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.

Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).

Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

  • DrLindquist Sep 21, 2008

    Hope this works for you!

  • marie
    marie Mar 20, 2014

    is this the same procedure if the fridge side is squealing and not the freezer side?



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