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The Frigidaire Refrigerator started making this humming noise two days ago and continues. I have adjusted the freezer setting and it is still making the noise but quits once the freezer shuts off. I don't know what to do and please help.

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  • Carmaleen Magyar Dec 01, 2012

    The refrigerator is still making a humming noise and stops when the refrigerator shuts off. It does sound like it is coming from the back of the refrigerator and now don't know what to do. Please help.

  • Carmaleen Magyar Dec 01, 2012

    I think I am going to call a repairman to see about checking the compressor and or replacing the faulty starter relay to see if that remedies the problem.

  • Carmaleen Magyar Dec 07, 2012

    I want to give an update to the refrigerator making a humming noise. As of a couple of days ago, it hasn't been making the noise and it doesn't. Thank you for all the suggestions and will keep everyone informed.

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You can replace the relay yourself at a fraction of the cost. It just plugs onto the compressor. Here is the relay to order.

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SOURCE: Frigidaire side-by-side model # FRS26H5ASB4 making humming or buzzing noise

I had the same problem. I found the buzzing noise was caused by ice build up around the fan motor inside the freezer. I believe water must have leaked down around the fan during a defrost cycle. I removed the ice maker, the ice cube bin and ice dispenser auger motor. It sounds complicated, but it isn't too bad. The ice maker and auger are connected with quick connect plugs. So just unplug, remove the screws and remove them from the freezer. You will need to remove several other screws as well, I believe 11 in total as well as the top freezer rack. This will give you access to the white aluminum panel that runs from the top of the freezer to about halfway down the back of the freezer. After you remove the aluminum panel you will see the fan about half way down the freezer. I found a lot of ice around my fan. The fan blades were hitting the ice causing the buzz. Remove the ice and the buzzing is gone. It took me an hour to complete this repair. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: Sears Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Loud humming noise

That sound is usually your icemaker calling for water. you can turn off your icemaker by lifting the little arm on the icemaker. As the icemaker calls for water the valve will be activated and will hum. This sound is usually not very loud. If your valve is making that much noise you may consider replacing the valve. The part number for you water inlet valve is #2315533 The retail price is $60.18 . I do have these on hand and available to ship out today if you need one. Please just let me know. You may also consider replacing your filter if your refrigerator has one. Thanks and I hope this will fixYa
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SOURCE: Maytag Performa Bottom Freezer refrigerator making weird noises

This can be due to low supply voltage, causing the compressor thermal overload to trip out. Therefore when this happens the compressor gets hot and it keeps trying to start but fails. It can also be a faulty starter relay, which is located in the conncetion box of the compressor and is very simple to replace.

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SOURCE: Frigidaire refrigerator side-by-side freezer making loud noise

fan motor probably rubbing in something

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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