Question about Samsung RS2630SH Side by Side Refrigerator
I have an intermittent high pitch whine or creeking noise that seems to last anywhere from 2 minutes to half an hour. This happens throughout the day, and has become louder over the past week now. I checked the back of the fridge which is where the noise is coming from, but the problem is i don't know what I'm looking at. I have been told it could be the condensor motor, and/or the fan by numerous technicians, but as always the sound stops when they come over. Any tips or answers?
I had exactly the same problem. Absolutely did not need to replace the fan, simply took it apart; there are 2 screws holding the fan together, then 4 screws holding the motor together, put a bit of grease on the spindle. Done. Took about 15 minutes and the problem has never returned, it's been about 2 months since I performed the delicate "operation". I tried lubricating from the outside of the fan without taking it apart, but after taking the fan apart properly, I can see why the WD40 wouldn't make it all the way on to the spindle.
1. The fan assembly is on tabs that have to be slid backwards and then the fan assembly drops out.
2. Make sure you note which way the motor fits on, otherwise, you might end up with the motor sticking out the wrong side.
3. There's a retaining ring holding the fan to the spindle. Pull it off with pliers, comes right off... The fan will still be connected to the spindle with locktite or some sort of green glue, it just needs a bit of force but pulls straight off the spindle.
4. When putting the fan back, don't push it too far or you might break one of the plastic tabs.
5. Don't lubricate with graphite lubricant, the sound just came back ;)
Posted on May 25, 2008
Thanks, this solve my issue. I clean everything and i went out and purchase some lubricant and sprayed the fan shaft and enow she is running quietly for now. I will let everyone know if the noise returns.
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
We had the same problem with our SamSONG refrigerator. Today my wife was taking everything out and transporting to our 1967 refrigerator that never has made a noise in it's life. That refrigerator resides in the basement laundry room now.
I took a thick oil (the kind used for a compressor) and put it on the metal that holds the fan blades themselves for rotation. The oil completely silenced my SamSong.
It has only been 4 hours but that is a record for this fridge.
My long term plan (when the sound comes back) is t cut an access hole that will allow an old school oil squirt bottle to have direct access to that part of the fan without the tear down.
This will work.
Trust me, we sleep and enjoy our home now.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
Hi, I have a samsung side by side fridge (not sure of model) with a noise coming from the fan inside the fridge. I was told by an engineer that it could be frost on the blades which could be remedied by using a hair dryer on it. I tried but did not succeed. Possibly I'm not directing the heat correcly. Any ideas?
Posted on May 10, 2011
Behind your unit there is panel with 9 screw remove that, and you will see white motor fan unit next to condenser unplug fan cable remove the fan it is slide in and out. check the fan by turning if you feel stiff that mean your motor is going bad part number for motor unit is DA97-01949A which will cost you $34.00 and blade DA31-00015C will cost you $4.00 and with shipping $48.00
Note: when you remove motor unit it will be extremely HOT so be care full and unplug wall power
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
Thanks!!!! this solved what seemed to be a biger problem! I guess when the noice comes back it would be a good indicator to clean the floor underneath the fridge! THANKS SO MUCH!
Posted on Jul 28, 2008
I priced the part for this condenser fan unit and the lowest I found was for $40 bucks. but funny thing is out of frustration and thinking there has to be something simple and cheap to try to stop the noise.
I pulled out a can of WD40 and squirted just a little along the shaft between the fan and the motor itself, and guess what? the noise is gone! Atleast for now. its been several hours now, and i have not hear a single thing. very peaceful :-).
Posted on Nov 04, 2007
There is a cover on the lower part of the back of the refidgerator held on with screws.
Inside this compartment you will see the condenser fan motor and compressor.(the compressor is the large black ball with the copper lines going to it) If you can get behind it when it is making the noise you should be able to tell where it is coming from.
Do not leave the cover off with the unit running as this will cause it to heat up more than it should. You can just leave a couple of screws holding it so that you can take it off quikly when you hear the noise.
The condenser fan is the most likely culprit to cause noise but it could be the copper refrigerant lines vibrating against something also. You can usually stop the noise by placing your hand on different ones if that is the problem. Just be careful, some of the components get pretty hot back there.
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
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