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I have a Model 596.79272991 that starts humming and gets really loud and after 3 or 4 minutes it stops. Happens about 10 times a day. I have pulled everything from the unit and it will still make the noise.

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SOURCE: Loud humming noise as fridge is running

My hot point freezer fan was making a variable hollowing sound as well. I talked to a repair guy and he mentioned that the bushings seem to wear out on the fan motor located under the ice maker. I ordered a new motor $82.70 and replaced it myself. Took about an hour to replace and it fixed the problem.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Sears Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Loud humming noise

That sound is usually your icemaker calling for water. you can turn off your icemaker by lifting the little arm on the icemaker. As the icemaker calls for water the valve will be activated and will hum. This sound is usually not very loud. If your valve is making that much noise you may consider replacing the valve. The part number for you water inlet valve is #2315533 The retail price is $60.18 . I do have these on hand and available to ship out today if you need one. Please just let me know. You may also consider replacing your filter if your refrigerator has one. Thanks and I hope this will fixYa
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Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore top-freezer fridge makes a loud grinding

Remove the back wall of freezer. If the coils are frost solid youll need to advance the defrost timer(top inside refrige part) w/ a small flat screw driver, the defrost heater should glow red within a good minute. also youcan turn blade to be sure it is bracked and unobstructed.

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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SOURCE: periodically throughout the day there is a loud motor noise.

you may have a fan problem or ice maker open freezer switch on the frame freezer side press it you will know were the noise comming from

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SOURCE: Buzzing noise

Put off it's power supply then switch it on after somtimes

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