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Temperature fluctuating in freezer and refrigerator; ice maker does not make much if any ice

My frigidaire refrigerator and freezer makes a loud buzzing noise and then the temperature rises in both. It is less than 1 year old and we have had problems with the icemaker since we got it.

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  • John Tripp
    John Tripp May 11, 2010

    Is this someting that happens only when the ice maker is working?

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SOURCE: Loud Buzzing noise

What fan?and does it run only after the ice maker cycles?

Posted on Jul 30, 2008

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

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Read this, it directly applies to your machine.   After you read this, if you have questions, just ask.
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Posted on Nov 08, 2008

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SOURCE: My Frigidaire refrigerator (FRS20WNF)does not make ice anymore.

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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.

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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