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I get a buzzig sound from the bottom of the

I get a buzzig sound for 5-10 seconds twice a minute from the bottom of the freezer around the the coil area. I have replaced the small fan last year,any idea's?
Thanks,Steve

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  • sgbee Apr 21, 2009

    mod#AFD2535DES .yes it has an ice maker,it seems to be working fine,Refrigerator temp is good also!

  • sgbee Apr 22, 2009

    Everything has thawed now.Took it all apart,found that the noise was from the compressor pump.It was very hot & cooling line just a little cooler than room temp.I assume it won't be under warrenty as it's three years old now! Thankyou for your help,time to call a service tech. Steve

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Does it have an ice maker that is not working? The only thing I can imagine it could be is the start relay, condenser fan blades hitting something in its way or the water control valve trying to open because the ice maker is telling the water valve to open. Double check the model number above your post so I will pull up the correct manual for your refrigerator. Thanks, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Apr 21, 2009

    There is only a few things I can think about. The fan you replaced, Fan blades touching something, vibration due to fan mount being loose. the ice maker acting strange, or water dispenser acting up in the door dispenser. There is very little more that could make those, because the way you say buzzing sounds like a solenoid sound. Reason I say this is there is very little behind the freezer wall other than the defrost element, defrost thermostat and those parts I have never had make a noise like that. Try unplugging ice maker from wall inside freezer or keep doing things inside freezer to eliminate the sound. That will be better if you eliminate one thing at a time until you come up on what's causing the sound. If it's one of the things that I mentioned, would be great. I just cannot imagine it being anything else. Let me know what you find, Sea Breeze

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    John Tripp Apr 22, 2009

    You can salvage the compressor, but why it is so hot is wat we need to know. Was condenser and evaporator fans running? I believe that buzzing is coming from the start relay and start capacitor is bad. It wants to start so much and these parts may be the problem and need replaced. But don't go buying a compressor until you check these first. If you want the tech. will be fine but may cost you. Thanks for your vote. Good luck, Sea Breeze

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