Question about Refrigerators
A have a KitchenAid Fridge Model # KBFA25ERSS01 for a little over a year. It makes this very loud rattling noise, drives us crazy. Had a tech. come in during warranty period to fix it. He spent about 15 minutes and replaced a part. Sound went away for a while but now is back. Thought I might try fixing it myself but unfortunately through out the paper work and don't know the part. I know it was located somewhere inside at top. Any help would be much appreciated.
Do you have an ice maker? That noise could be the ice maker trying unsuccessfully to dump ice, usually caused by a defective heater to loosen the ice cubes prior to dumping them into the container.
Possibly even if your ice maker appears to be functioning normally, it may be attempting to dump ice several times before the ice is actually ejected and if you don't use a lot of ice, you'd never notice it.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
SOURCE: loud noise from the freezer side
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
Sounds to me like you could have some serious problems. What you're seeing could be either the result of faulty electronics (i.e. the thermostat) or an even larger problem with the refrigeration system itself.
About the only thing that I could think of that could be repaired by the user would be the door seals if those are leaking. Anything more intensive than that though and your best bet is to contact a service person.
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
Hmmm. Makes sure it is not the fan inside the freezer. The compressor is not capable of loud noise since it is sealed and sits on rubber mount. The knocking might be due to the fan blade hitting ice build up. You should not see any frost in a freezer. If there is frost, you can defrost completely then set the fridge to a lower setting.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
I have the same problem. For me though, it's not the fan (I cchecked it as suggested). It appears to be the ice maker. The noise stops when the freezer door is open. The ice cubes are also not great (hollow). I think we had this problem before and it was a problem with the water line being frozen. Any suggestions?
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
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