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Samsung RS261 humming noise from the freezer

The noise stops when the door is opened. There isn't any build up of ice on the ice maker when I look at it.The ice looks great. I emptied some of the ice to see if it would solve the problem, but it didn't. Our frig is a side by side standard 26.1 cu.ft.

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Sounds like the bearings of the freezer evaporator fan motor -

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I just worked on a FF801W which is supposed to be very similar. The defrost heater in mine was of the glass tube type and located under the evaporator. There was a bimetal thermostat clipped to the top of the evaporator and a thermal fuse (sealed in a clear plastic tube) nearby. The connections were behind a little plastic cover (2 screws) in the back wall just above the evaporator.

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I believe what is happening, is your Evap fan has some build-up of ice on it. The reason it stops when you open the door, is the Evap fan cuts off. The Evap fan starts back up when the door is closed. What you'll need to do, is open the freezer door, and remove the back panel of the freezer. This takes some 1/4 inch screws and a couple Phillips I believe. Once you get the panel off you'll be able to see if there is any ice build-up on the Evap fan. If need, be take a hair-dryer on medium or low, and melt the ice off of it. This should solve your problem.

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