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Loud Buzzing Noise from Behind Freezer

There is a loud buzzing noise coming from behind the freezer. The sound is variable and can be so loud that you hear it throughout the house. Seems to come when the compressor kicks in in the evening and morning. Temperature controls seem OK. Plus the thing runs all the time, even if the temperature is at the target levels.

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Sounds like the freezer fan blade is hitting on a build up of ice or frost. You may have a defrost issue, or it may be a one time thing, like the door was open for a long time (object holding door partially open) or also check the ice dispenser duct door to make sure it is closing. Sometimes a chunk of ice hangs up in the ice shoot, allowing moist air to enter freezer, resulting in the extra frost / ice near the freezer fan. You might also check the door gaskets, especially the bottom side where sugary liquid spills might cause a gasket to tear. #2: Long run times: If cooling is good, don't worry. Older refrig's often ran less time, but used much more electricity than the newer refrig's, even though new one run longer. (Like having a 40 watt light bulb on for 20 hours a day uses less electricity than having a 100 watt bulb on for 10 hours a day)

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