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Funny fridge noise, kenmore elite trio

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It is making a creeking noise, like "creeeeek ahhh" and 20-30 sec later again "creeeek ahhh". Kinda like a creeky door sound. Is this serious? It is about 3-4 yrs old.

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  • Anonymous Nov 05, 2008

    same problem....mine is 2 months installed.....must be the ice maker(even thought no H20 is hooked up)

  • theshotman Jan 23, 2009

    I have the same problem. I found that if I open the door it stops. When I close again it starts again. Then I tried just triggering the light switch to turn it off with door open - when I did - the noise began again... noise with light off - noise gone with light on. Very weird.

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I have a Kenmore Elite Trio and the freezer was making a frog sound. I found the solution.

My model number is 596.75523400. The sound will stop when the freezer is opened. It will stop again when the freezer drawer is open and the light switch is pressed to turn off the light. The ice drawer was full but it had stopped making ice.

Here is the fix in less than 10 minutes using only a screwdriver.

  • Take out the two freezer baskets
  • Remove the freezer door from the two slide tracks.
  • Unplug the icemaker electric connection at the back wall. Depress the clips on the side of the plug and wiggle it loose.
  • There are 3 screws that attach the icemaker to the left freezer wall. Remove the lower screw and unscrew the top two about ½ way out.
  • Slide the icemaker up so the slots slip over the 2 screws.
  • Put the icemaker in the sink and run a bit of water on the frozen cubes until they fall out.
  • Take the screwdriver and check the water inlet hose/pipe for ice that obstructs the flow of water into the ice maker.
  • Re-mount using the 3 screws and plug in the electric connector. Make certain the water inlet tube is positioned thru the retaining hole before you remount the screws.
  • Replace freezer door and baskets.

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It could be the ice maker or it could be the ice sliding around during the defrost cycle.  If the unit is working correctly otherwise, don't go looking for trouble that may not be there.

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