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Humming in Whirlpool Side by Side Refrigerator

There is a humming noise coming from my side by side. May be related to ice maker? When it happens I've been lifting the lever to just stop the ice maker, which eventually stops the noise. Doesn't make the noise all the time, or at least not that loud. Is still making and dispensing ice and water. Sound coming more from the freezer side, towards the back.

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  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    ice maker quit

  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    mine humms too-but not sure if its the icemaker

  • Daniel Bryant May 15, 2009

    Took mine to dealer. No help. Extra noise at 1:30 am and 3:00 am. Makes "Sleepless in Seattle" a real comedy. It is not ice maker. since we turn it off at night. I get up and turn off refigrator and let it stay off 30 min then turn back on no noise. Starts again at 3:30 and I repeat the refig turnoff procedure. This is a Norcold 121x. It sounds like a fan stalling while trying to come on. Any suggestions? xfed

  • Starion87 Sep 20, 2009

    Ours sounds like a ghostly hum that varies up and down in tone lasting about 3 seconds. At times it is not as noticeable, but others, especially at night, it resonates through the entire place, like a crazed banshee! Our landlord won't do anything about it, and instisted that it was fine when he checked it out. It's not ALL the time, but pretty darn constant.

    One posting of a similar model suggests a bad board for the variable speed fan controller, which GE replaced free of charge due to manufacturer's defect. Any similar such luck on this model?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Side by side makes a knocking noise when coming on and off. Temp is fine ,

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Grinding noise in ice maker of Whirlpool 2655a refrigerator. Doesn't affect operation or quality, but very loud.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    When the freezer comes on it makes a loud humming sound

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    problem not ice maker



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It is probably just your water inlet solenoid being activated. Not to be concerned.

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You said, your ice maker is making a buzzing or humming noise ice maker isn't making much ice. . fridge is about 2 1/2 years old.

This sounds like a clogged water line or a electrical short !
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