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Loud humming noise coming from fridge


sounds like the evap fan is hitting something.. or is loose and making noise... I would remove the cover in front of the fan and take motor out and reinstall it making sure all washers and grommets are in place...but I would look for ice build up first, this could indicate a defrost problem..... hope this helped ken

Sep 29, 2014 | Bosch Refrigerators

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Loud humming noise


Happens when the bearings in the fan or compressor motor are getting worn out. make sure there isn't a piece of cardboard cowling or debris hitting the fan.

Jan 11, 2014 | Maytag MFI2269VEM 22.0 cu. ft. French Door...

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My samsung fridge/freezer is only 3 years old, just started making loud noise, then when the fridge is opened sounds like the fan making a loud noise that goes down and stops. Then not long after that...


Compressors usually make a thrumming/humming noise, so yes, this sounds like the fan. It could be something touching the fan blades, like ice or a wire. If you can unplug the fridge and remove panels near the fan, you may discover the problem.

Jun 06, 2012 | Refrigerators

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Freezer fan makes loud humming sound


sounds like the bearing in the fan motor is gone. need to replace it.. ok

Feb 12, 2011 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

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My display refrigerator in my shop is making a loud humming noise. it still runds fine but is really loud.


First check both the inside freezer fan and then the condenser fan
(underneath in back) for obstructions or paper
Determine exactly where the noise is and if it coming from
the compressor then you may need a ser tech or replace the fridge.
These are the only three components that CAN make noise.
other than maybe an icemaker.
Good Luck!

If this was helpful please rate me.
Leo Ponder Appliance-Tyler,Texas
imufo2@sbcglobal.net

Aug 25, 2010 | Heating & Cooling

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Loud humming noise as fridge is running


if you have ice buildup then the fridge may be low on freon.
or there is dust clogging around the pump or fan is not running.
remove the bottom or back and look around the compressor.
see that the fan is running.

Jun 04, 2008 | Sub-Zero 661/F Side by Side Refrigerator

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Loud humming noise as fridge is running


Sounds like the freezer fan is rubbing some wires or possible some foam insulation around the fan. I would look into the freezer compartment fan and go from there. The fan Will Shut off when you open the doors. Let me know how you make out and if you need anymore help.

Thanks,
Bill

Apr 27, 2008 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Loud humming noise as fridge is running


Hey everyone-

I recently fixed a similar problem with my freezer. I searched first and found this and a few other sites which listed this and wanted to provide input for anyone in the future.

I have a GE GSH25JSRF SS. It is about 3 years old. Several months ago I noticed when the evaporator fan in the back of the freezer turned on it would make an awful howling or whistling sound. Basically sounded like what you would hear from the window of an older house if the wind outside was blowing real strong. It was loud enough to hear on the other end of the house.

I was convinced that it HAD to be the air blowing over the venting or a gap that created that sound. But I read different solutions on the internet and decided to take a chance on simply replacing the evaporator motor and attached fan blade. That solution worked and my house is quiet again, thank god.

I ordered the parts from a supplier on the internet. Keep in mind, though, if you're not real handy it may be more than you bargain for. Might be easier to have a service guy come out.

I'm still not sure exactly what aspect of these parts caused the howling sound. It could be a bearing within the motor or perhaps the fan blade slipping due to wear. Either way, it's fixed now. Just wanted to share. Thanks.

Oct 04, 2006 | Samsung RS2630WW Side by Side Refrigerator

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