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High-pitched noise A somewhat high-pitched noise is emitting from the refrigerator. It stops briefly if the power is turned off. The noise is not a loud, 'running' type noise but a high-pitched hum. Grateful for any advice.

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  • Orenda Davis Jun 14, 2006

    we tried to work it out but it is really hard to tell. it does not seem to be from the freezer or the bottom of the fridge, and is perhaps coming from the outside.

  • luminosity27 Jul 27, 2008

    HI there,

    I have just moved into a new place the refrigerator makes a high pitched sound. It is coming from the back. (maybe related tot he ice maker).

    It occurs when the door is opened, lasts for about 15 minutes, and then stops.

  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2008

    I have a Kitchen aid side by side. A High pitched noise started after I replaced the water filer and emptyed the ice maker. The noise appears to becoming from the inside-not back or bottom and continues well after the fridge is unplugged.

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same problem and we just had the refrigerator delivered today. It is a high pitch, it seems to be when the compressor is running at the bottom. It does stop for a few minutes but then when it turns back on it is very annoying.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I have a Summit. The compressor emits a 3500 hertz frequency noise, which most likely has to do with the rpm of the compressor itself. Not as a mechanical engineer but an audio engineer, I can tell you this frequency lies in the range that is classified as most fatiguing to the human ears. It's super annoying. I have had no success in muting the noise. Anyone? 

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Loud high pitch clicking or clanking noise on the left side in the back. Looks like the compressor.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    It has been making odd noises for a time but then stopping but now noise is continuous. eech!

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Its clean underneath and leveled properly

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Clean underneath, leveled properly.Noise continues when unplugged.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    the pump runs fine but has a high pitched howling noise



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Could you specify if noise is coming from : - The freezer - The outside back of the refrigerator - The bottom of the refrigerator

Posted on Jun 13, 2006

  • patb Dec 11, 2012

    Hi Dov Dror, Do you think my post sounds like a fan motor? thanks



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