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Rattle noise with KitchenAid Fridge

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.

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    We have the same issue. Anybody know how to fix it?

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davidpsr
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SOURCE: intermittent rattling noise in refrigerator

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

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SOURCE: Thumping/knocking/rattles during wash agitation cycle

Mine is doing the same thing. I opened it up to see what was happening and it was the drive belt tension arm bumping around. Soon, the belt started slipping during the spin cycle. Now it won't spin and the belt starts to smolder from the friction of the drive motor. If you haven't checked your belt, that's a good place to start.

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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

aborcass
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SOURCE: Rattling noise during high speed spin

sounds as if you might have a bad rear bearing, real obnoxious almost painful to listen too kinda sounds. big job, but might have some part warrentee depending on age of unit

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

SOURCE: constant rattling noise during operation

possibly the "stirrer" motor - this is in the top and turns a metal reflecting ring to disperse the microwaves around the oven more evenly. About $70 on GE site for my oven.

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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