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I bought the unit used worked fine for a couple of months, then started icing up at top of freezer and making a buzzing sound like a fan rubbing on its shroud, the noise is definitly coming from the compartment above the freezer. a repairman came out replaced the control board and said the factory recommended changing the power supply also, but he only changed board, well the same problem is happening again, when either door is opened the noise completely stops, sometimes the noise is faint and sometimes its real loud

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SOURCE: kemore model 795.7731 bottom freezer

You are probably correct that it is the evap motor. If you are seeing frost on the back wall then there is probably some ice built up around the motor and the fan blade is hitting it.
Try defrosting the freezer and look very closely all around the seal for the freezer drawer. It is common for moisture to freeze in the self closers in the drawer rails and not let the drawer close completely on one side or the other. If this happens the small gap will allow the freezer to frost excessively.
Sorrry to be slow in responding. I have been very busy this week and have not been on line very much.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Loud buzzing noise from inside Jenn Air 2389G fridge

i don't know jennair specifically being from england.
however, there is often a fan inside the back panel and the noise you heard was the fan hitting ice. the reason now not heard and fridge not working may be that the ice has built up so much the fan is jammed

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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SOURCE: loud noise from the freezer side

The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.

Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).

Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Frig side by side making a loud buzzing noise

it sounds like the compressor, or something near it. it is generally the only moving part in a refrigerator other than the door, so would be my first guess. If it is constantly running, but staying cool in the freezer there may be a small leak somewhere or the compressor is losing power, and pumping slower.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Noise from the freezer- Dacor EF42BDBC-SS

You will find that the evaporator fan motor is faulty. You need to remove the freezer panel to allow access to the fan. Replace the fan which you can buy from the suppliers.

Posted on May 18, 2010

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SOURCE: very frequent loud buzzing sound like a motor trying to start


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