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Cricket noise from samsung side by side refrigerator

My side by side refrigerator makes a noise that sounds like crickets only about 40 percent of the time. It may be defrost stage or something. Is there anything I could try before calling a repair person. The fridge is only 3 years old.

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    I have a brand new GE profile refridgerator lower drawer freezer that makes a squealing or cricket chirping type noise. They replaced the rear fan motor but the noise is still there. It occurs intermittenley but can be heard anywhere in the house. Technician is clueless, can you help me solve my problem? model # PFRS5NBXBSS



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SOURCE: Samsung RSE8KPUS noise

I have worked on refrigerators for 30 years but never worked on a Samsung. This is a WILD and I do mean WILD guess at what the noise may be. Don't use this information to attempt a repair but just to track where noise may be coming from.
There is a motorized damper door that opens and closes between the freezer section and the refrigerator section. My guess is that that damper assembly is what is making this noise. I can not tell you why it may be making this noise except that if is making the noise it probably is going bad. Remember this is just a guess and you will need to locate the damper assembly in order to try to pinpoint the origin of the sound. Your recording was wonderful and I wish more people in my everyday job would use their heads like you. I hope this sheds some light on the problem. Remember I am just guessing, don't spend money till you are able to verify cause.
Seems there would be a 1 year warranty on the frig.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

SOURCE: Cooltech super xflow not circulating

there is problem with x flow motor which is located inside the ref temp. assy. in frige section.this problem dosen't affect the cooling of fridge.this problem can resolved by replacing the x flow motor


Posted on Jun 01, 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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sounds like a bad timer in the defrost cycle.  Call a tech repairman

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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I think I answered this in an earlier post.

The noise is the fan banging against the motor housing. It's not a defective motor, it's a poorly designed motor.

The solution is to shim the motor mount so it is slightly out of level which will keep the fan from bouncing off the motor housing.

The reason Samsung won't service is they don't understand the problem. I've seen this a half-dozen times.


Posted on May 27, 2009

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