Question about Samsung RS2630WW Side by Side Refrigerator
My Samsung fridge is not yet a year old. It has started this loud humming noise while it is running. it varies how long this noise will go on, sometimes a few minutes other times a half hour. I flip the breaker to make it stop but ultimately it starts again. This happens many times in a day. I have opened the doors to see if the noise is loud inside the fridge and it seems to be coming from behind. There is a protective cover on the back so I can't see what is going on while the noise is present. Any suggestions?
I recently fixed a similar problem with my freezer. I searched first and found this and a few other sites which listed this and wanted to provide input for anyone in the future.
I have a GE GSH25JSRF SS. It is about 3 years old. Several months ago I noticed when the evaporator fan in the back of the freezer turned on it would make an awful howling or whistling sound. Basically sounded like what you would hear from the window of an older house if the wind outside was blowing real strong. It was loud enough to hear on the other end of the house.
I was convinced that it HAD to be the air blowing over the venting or a gap that created that sound. But I read different solutions on the internet and decided to take a chance on simply replacing the evaporator motor and attached fan blade. That solution worked and my house is quiet again, thank god.
I ordered the parts from a supplier on the internet. Keep in mind, though, if you're not real handy it may be more than you bargain for. Might be easier to have a service guy come out.
I'm still not sure exactly what aspect of these parts caused the howling sound. It could be a bearing within the motor or perhaps the fan blade slipping due to wear. Either way, it's fixed now. Just wanted to share. Thanks.
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
My fridge Samsung is 2 years old. It has started humming noise while it is running . Sometimes it is ok for a couple of days. Then the humming begins again. The noise comes from somewhere in the back.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
See if the plastic drip pan underneath is vibrating. Pull the back cover off and VISUALLY look for the fan running (or just humming). You may have the compressor cooling fan motor dead or the fan blade jammed up. You should be able to find that hum source quickly.
Posted on Nov 09, 2006
We just had a similar problem with our brand new GE counter depth french door refrigerator. When the evaporator fan would spin it would buzz like a jet engine. They came to replace it after five service visits and only then, when they tipped the refrigerator to move it, did water come gushing out of the refrigerator. So there was a leak. The leak led to ice around the fan, and the ice caused the buzzing.
For some reason, they never looked for a leak when the service guy was there, which was really frustrating. But just keep in mind these new refrigerators are pretty loud to begin with.
Posted on Sep 10, 2008
My hot point freezer fan was making a variable hollowing sound as well. I talked to a repair guy and he mentioned that the bushings seem to wear out on the fan motor located under the ice maker. I ordered a new motor $82.70 and replaced it myself. Took about an hour to replace and it fixed the problem.
Posted on May 16, 2008
I just had this problem. It was a pretty easy fix. the problem occured when the fill cup fell off and into the ice bucket. This caused water to leak down the back of the freezer causing ice to form around the fan in the back of the freezer. So after reattaching the fill cup i snapped the light cover off by pulling upwards and then removing two screws that hold a plastic cover panel in place.When u lift this plastic cover you will see a fan. I had tons of ice built up around this fan. After removing the ice the humming went away. So i saved the $80 GE service fee and had a happy wife afterwards.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
Cleaning the coils worked well. The new fridges have small coils, so the get dirty quicker. Leaving it unplugged over night helped also. The newer fridges have wheels, so it's easy to move the fridge yourself. A Coil brush + the vacuum was needed. I used a paint brush to clean between the coils. Thanks to this article and the other similar ones.
Posted on Feb 28, 2010
I have this problem with my 1 year old GE side by side fridge. I hit the turbo cool button and it seems to stop...temporarily
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
Posted on Sep 02, 2009
My fridge was making a very loud rattling noise. I check the freezer fan as instructed on this site. It was fine.
turns out the drip collector or what ever its called in the back of the fridge was loose and was rattling up against the motor.
Posted on Nov 10, 2010
A couple common problems these days, with cooling appliances specifically, are shared by many different makes and models. A loud humming, intermittently denotes that your issue has to do with either the mechanical motor itself, or the compressor that cools the inside. One thing you can check, are the motor mounts.They quite often come loose, and require tightening. The sound will only be present, when the motor is engaged to power the compressor to cool the insides.If this is something you can check yourself, and even fix yourself, you save time and aggravation finding, and getting a tech over, not to mention the cost.
Unplug the fridge, and wait 15 minutes for residual charge internally to dissipate. Open the rear access panel at bottom back of fridge.Locate the mounts ojn the bottom of the motor.They will either extend out from the bottom like little plates, or be directly underneath like little feet. You'll need a wrench, the appropriate size, like an open ended wrench, of the correct diameter, or possibly a crescent wrench (adjustable wrench) . Place the wrench on each of the nuts/bolt-heads, and attempt to turn them clockwise.If you can move one, even a bit, they are loose and should be tightened. Ensure that they aren't just spinning in place, if a through bolt, with a nut on the other end is what you're dealing with.If this is the case, two wrenches are needed.
once tightened, you can replace the access panel, and plug your appliance back in.If this doesn't solve your issue, there are other things to check.Next, its likely a condenser or vent issue.The vent tubes from the condenser to the freezer, get blocked up with ice build up.This must periodically be excised from your appliance.Unplugging it overnight, like the way your mom used to do to defrost her freezer is the simplest, though, not the most convenient having to take all the food out and such.. If this isn't an option, here is a way, you can do in minutes,, what naturally takes the night.Click on the following link, and remember NEVER ATTEMPT ANY REPAIR OR SERVICE UNTIL YOU HAVE UNPLUGGED WHATEVER YOU'RE FIXING And do so at the understanding, its at your own risk. Some things retain an electrical charge, and can still injur you.Do some homework, and make sure its something you can do, both safely and competently. Otherwise, there's no shame in hiring a repairman,, unless you're a man. There's still no shame, but we wont be dissuaded ;)
Hope this helps, and if you're still l stuck, PM me, and I'll attempt to resolve your issue further.
Posted on Jun 27, 2016
According to the repairman who came from Sears to fix my samsung, there's nothing they can do. He said refrigerators have always started humming after a couple years but we just couldn't hear it before because it was well insulated. But you can't add insulation because it might cause the unit to overheat. So I guess I'm stuck with a 2 year old refrigerator that wasn't cheap that I now hate!
Posted on May 20, 2016
We have a Samsung with the French doors and freezer on the bottom that we just got in the end of September. December the thing started buzzing that annoying buzz that stops when you open the fridge. Thankfully it's under warranty still! We have had the repair people come several times and they have done everything! There is no ice jamming anything, but they replaced the drain anyways because the current drains are **** and almost always are faulty. The replacement drain will fix the problem. Our fridge still buzzed! They replaced the fan...Still buzzed....Now they just replaced the mother board...STILL FREAKING BUZZING!!!! Samsung wants to take the fridge from us. But because we bought it from Home Depot, it has a different return policy and Samsung won't replace it, just will take it and refund us what we spent, which was a good sale price (but still not cheap!) and we can't re-buy it for that price! Plus I we bought the matching stove to go with it, which has no issues! Samsung should not be making refrigerators, and honestly, I'm afraid to buy another Samsung. If they want my fridge then they can take the stove too and shove it!!!! Haha! I only went with that stove to match the fridge. Omg I can't stand this fridge anymore! To anybody reading this that is not the owner of a Samsung fridge, DONT BUY ONE!!
Posted on Feb 04, 2016
Just brought a new Mitsubishi Fridge and found we were getting loud humming noise like a vibration. It would stop temporarily if you touched the fridge but would start again soon after. After a few days of this and reading various sites we pulled the fridge out to find the installers had left the polystyrene packaging in the back that supported the motor while in transit. We removed it and now the fridge runs silent.
Posted on Apr 26, 2015
Hi guys, my refrigerator also makes a buzzing noise every hour or so for a minute..the interesting part is that it goes as soon as I touch the refrigerator..like even put a gentle hand on the door. so I guess the problem is some vibration causing the noise but I cant seem to find what and where the vibration is originating.i checked the water collection tray at the bottom of the refrigerator so that is not the problem I guess..pls help
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
Remove shroud that says twin cool in the top half, back of fridge. Be careful doing so. The fan behind has a couple of wires with snap plugs that come off easy. Let fridge thaw completely and replace parts...I helped along with a hair dryer on cool blast as to not overheat parts. I believe I had the problem due to the fridge door being left open for several hours when we left. Other than that my Samsung RF266aepn has been awesome for the three years we have had it!
Posted on Dec 17, 2012
I just had the same problem with my hotpoint side by side. I had a repairman come out. He replaced the med fan control. You have 3 settings High, Med. & low. My med control was dying. That one little part ran about 80.00 for the part alone. The noise was coming from behind the ice maker.
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
This is a common problem. If you remove the rear panels from inside the freezer you may find that ice has built up behind the freezer fan and the blades of the fan are hitting the ice. This causes a loud hum/rattle from outside the freezer. If you open the door and press the light switch, the fan will start again and the noise will be horrendous ! If the fan doesn't start, the freezer will be going through it's defrost cycle. When the freezer goes through its frequent defrost cycle, the fan stops turning and the noise wil stop..... intil the freeze cycle starts again because the ice build up will stay, and in fact, slowly increase. If you remove the foam tape from the lower edge of the plastic bracket that the fan is mounted to, the water can drain away during the defrost cycle but there is more to the problem than that.... there shouldn't be ice forming in the freezer to start with. External air is being drawn in from somewhere so check the door seals (but it's unlikely it's them) and the flap that seals the ice dispenser outlet in the freezer door. Funnily enough, Samsung have completely changed the design of the freezer in all current models. Good luck.
Posted on Jun 04, 2007
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