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My freezer makes a noise that sounds like someone is blowing air over a glass bottle. Only while the unit is running

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That could be a bearing in the evaperator fan motor starting to fail

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My whirlpool side by side refrigerator just started making this loud noise that sounds like either what an air compressor would sound like or a lawnmower. The model is ED5FHE

There are two fans running on a side by side, one is behind the back freezer panel on the side of the freezer side( if it is iced up the fan blade could be hitting ice) May be a defrost problem......
(this fan circulates air from the freezer side to the refrigerator side, as the air is pulled through the coils heat is removed)

The second fan is in the back, you have to pull out unit and remove lower back panel to listen and or look to see if condenser cooling fan is running quiet or the compressor right next to it. Could be this fan blade is hitting something or a bearing going out.......

If the compressor is making the noise you are probably not going to repair it.....

Lastly on some there is a defrost timer motor usually found by the thermostat but not always that could be making noise(least likely) May have a adaptive defrost control board, not sure.....

Hope this helps........

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My freezers compressor is getting very hot and the freezer is not freezing

Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly.

A hot compressor and freezer not working properly can be a few things.

1. The Compressor may not be running at full speed due to a dragging rotor or a bad run capacitor. Additionally a weak thermal overload / Klixon and or PTC relay on the compressor itsdel can cause the same symptom.

2. The Evaporator is clogged with ice due to a defrosting problem causing poor airflow through the evaporator coils and lower freezer temps.

Here is what I recommend you do first off.

A. Unplug the unit for about 30 minutes to allow the compressor to cool down. At the end of that 30 minutes just as you plug in the unit have someone listen to make sure the compressor starts and runs properly. If it runs properly at that point it can still be any of the items described in paragraph 1. above.
1) Montor the temps after the 30 min off period for 24 hours. If it is normal fine. If not see next paragraph.

B. Poor freezer temp condition persists perform a MANUAL defrosting:

Again unplug the unit. Remove the contents of freezer and place a fan blowing into the freezer section for a little 2 hours. This will make a water mess so be prepaired. After the 2 hours plug the unit back in and reload the freezer contents. 4 - 6 hours later check your freezer tremos to see if they have returned to normal. If the temps are normal your unit has a problem with the defrost cycle and will require further service to correct the defrosting problem.

There is a bit more but the above is a good start. If you stillhave the problem reply here and we can go into the defrost circuit or compressor troubleshooting procedures.

Thanks for using FixYa.


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My samsung rs2630sh is very very hot to the touch

The fan you should replace is called the condenser fan. It's the one that blows air across the outside coils. When it fails, you'll usually notice abnormal heating of the front of the divider between freezer and fridge.

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I have a howling noise in my freezer section from air movement? It sounds like wind blowing through a tunnel?

That will be either your motherboard or the condenser coils under the unit. If it just does it when the fan underneath the unit is running it's the coils.

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Door frame is always hot on freexer side

Is it hot all the way around, or just on the face of the divider between the freezer and fridge? If it's just the divider, then it's probably not a defrost problem. When that divider gets hot, it usually means there is inadequate air flow over the condenser coils outside the unit.

When the compressor is running, check for air blowing under the unit. If no air is moving, then you probably have a failed condenser fan. If the fan is running, then use your vacuum cleaner to clean the coils, and make sure there is space behind the fridge for air to flow.

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Panel between fridge and freezer very hot and no sound at all

Dont know about the noise prob. but I can help with the over heating cabinet. Your condensing coil is dirty and needs cleaned. it is located under your refrigerator or behind the back panel. You should use a brush and vac. it out. Air must travel through the tubing freely in order to cool properly. It should be easy to find following the tubes coming out of your compressor.

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Water Leak

Sounds like you have a plugged drain line remove thwe bottom drawer and look in the pan see if the little drain hole is frozen over if so use a hair dryer to unthaw and pour a glass of hot water down to make sure it is clear it will go into the pan under the unit if it still wont run free use a Turkey baster to blow out the drain line as something is stuck in it

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check freezer for frost build up and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing, by compressor Make sure compressor is running and not shutting off on overload.. u said comp. hot.. should be warm... Not hot check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, freezer control should be in the middle setting, you can try turning that to Warmer freezer allowing MORE air to refrigertor side.

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Squeeled, then hot on exterior

normally squeeling sounds from the freezer is evapurators fan motors... need to pull back panel off freezer and check out fan motor

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check freezer for frost build up and if fan blowing, check condenser make sure clean, and fan blowing, check vents in refrig. make sure no blockage, freezer control should be in the middle setting, you can try turning that to Warmer Freezer allowing MORE air to refrigertor side.

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