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Possible noisy compressor?

I have a 1 year and 4 month old refrigerator that makes alot of noise when the compressor starts or stops. It sounds like something is very loose. It sounds like a vibration type of noise, but extremely loud. I can hear this when I am at the other end of my house. I explained to customer service the problem I was having and was told that I was past the 1 year warranty..any ideas?

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  • mp1991 Nov 16, 2007

    The compressor is making quite a bit of noise when the electrical connection clicks on and stops when the connection clicks off. I've checked that the fan isn't a cause and that the rubber mounts are firmly seated. This happens every three to four minutes and makes the noise for about 15 seconds or so. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    We have a Whirlpool Side by Side refrigerator. When the compressor comes on it makes a vibrating sound like something is loose. When the compressor goes off the sound does as well.

  • owlhouse Dec 10, 2007

    Just before the warranty ran out, the unit started making an awful rattling noise, very loud, and would sometimes shudder and shake too. The noise came and went during the day (happened when the compressor was on, but didn't happen all the time), which continued for about two weeks, and then stopped all together just before the service people were finally scheduled to arrive. I canceled the appointment. Then about two months later, it started again, lasted a couple weeks, and went away. Now it's back again. The noise is coming not from the fan, but from the area in the back of the refrigerator, down by the compressor. The unit is level, I've moved all food away from the back of the fridge, and I've turned the temp down to 1 (because LG suggested that condensation might be causing the problem). LG also made the rather strange comment that my freezer might be too full. What good is a refrigerator that you can't fill? At any rate, it is not "full." There's plenty of empty space left in it.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    We have a Whirlpool Side by Side refrigerator GS6SHEXNL almost 3 years old and started making vibrating noises when the compressor comes on . When the compressor goes off the sound stop.

  • aspian Aug 31, 2008

    The compressor stops with a very very loud noise as if it is going to break up.
    this is since one year. the cooling otherwise is OK.
    It is out of warranty and no solution is offered.



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It could be 1 or more springs are broken in the compressor

Posted on May 18, 2008


It can also mean that compressor is wearing out and that is the loose rattle you hear when it shuts off.

Posted on Mar 26, 2008


Re: the problem posted by GUEST on 11/25/2007, I have been having a similar problem with a Jenn-Air French Door model. It would wake me up at night. I found that correct leveling of the refrig made the problem go away. Check you users manual and it should have instructions. I think these appliance guys just toss the stuff in and don't do the proper alignment or leveling. It took me an hour to do and no service call required. Made a huge difference

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If you're sure it is a compressor problem it has a five years warranty replacement. Don't let customer service fool you.

Posted on Oct 01, 2007

Samsung usually have 2 years guarantee contact samsung to check if it is still under guarantee have serial no and model no handy with date of p urchase samsunguser

Posted on Feb 13, 2007

If compressor is the problem check your warranty some manufacturers have extended coverage for the compressor & sealed system it's usually 5 years

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The compressor and condensor fan all run at the same time. Make sure the fan isn't hitting something or the drip pan isn't rattling, etc. If you are positive the compressor is making the noise check the rubber isolation mounts to see if they are loose or damaged, etc.

Posted on Dec 27, 2006

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    Why a poor rating?


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