I had the same problem. My fridge would make a creaking sound as soon as the freezer was closed. I took 10 minutes to trouble shoot the problem and pinpointed that it was coming from the icemaker. After wondering if I was going to have to replace it, I noticed a piece of ice wedged in a way so that the ice maker arms could not fall into the basin to make ice. The sound was the motor creaking because of the jam. Removed the ice and the sound went away. Now, I'm sure the motor will **** out in a few months since it has been jammed for 2 weeks burning up the motor. Oh well. Hope this helps.
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Re: Strange Noise - Creaking
There may be a fan switch that shuts off the freezer fan when the door is opened . with the door open locate a push the button in. If the noise is heard at this point the problem is is the fan motor bearings. Replacing the fan motor may solve the problem in this case.
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usually the fan runs with door open as well. how ever u may have a problem with fan hitting something if it has come loose or off its support bracket, if u have an ice build up in freezer usually due to defrost problem the fan may make funny noises also
only thing I can thing of is the slight vacuum caused by the quick temperature change when the warm air that enters when the door is open is trapped after closing the door. As it cools it shrinks and creates a mild vacuum which should dissipate after a few seconds. The creaking is probably the sound of the pressure regulating between the fridge and the room. Might indicate a problem with one of your seals but more than likely is not a concern.
Most of the time this happen when the refrigerator has been hooked up to the water, and than you unhooked it!!, the water that is in the hose makes that sound when it's pushed by the air in the hose. that's a typical problem when you unhooked the water.
In some freezers they build up excessive vacuum which pulls the plastic housing away from the internal polyurethane insulation, hence the creaking sound. You can make a vacuum breaker by attaching a small stick or similar to the bottom of the door gasket, this will break the vacuum without losing temperature.
The light is switched on and off by a small lever which is pushed when closing or opening the door. This operates a microswitch. It would not make any grinding noise. Grinding noise can come from the fanmotor which would also stop when the fridge door is open.
I have a Kenmore Elite Trio and the freezer was making a
frog sound. I found the solution.
My model number is 596.75523400.The sound will stop when the freezer is
opened.It will stop again when the
freezer drawer is open and the light switch is pressed to turn off the
light.The ice drawer was full but it
had stopped making ice.
Here is the fix in less than 10 minutes using only a
out the two freezer baskets
the freezer door from the two slide tracks.
the icemaker electric connection at the back wall.Depress the clips on the side of the
plug and wiggle it loose.
are 3 screws that attach the icemaker to the left freezer wall.Remove the lower screw and unscrew the
top two about ½ way out.
the icemaker up so the slots slip over the 2 screws.
the icemaker in the sink and run a bit of water on the frozen cubes until
they fall out.
the screwdriver and check the water inlet hose/pipe for ice that obstructs
the flow of water into the ice maker.
using the 3 screws and plug in the electric connector. Make certain the water inlet tube is
positioned thru the retaining hole before you remount the screws.
My husband left the freezer door open a couple of months ago, causing ice to form. The loud rattling noise was the fan hitting the ice. The reason why the temperature started to rise but the noise stopped was because the fan had got stuck in a block of ice and was no longer working. Simple solution - defrost the freezer for 24 hours. Touch wood, it is all working fine now!