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Right Door is making loud popping noise

The right door to my side-by-side refrigerator is making avery loud popping noise when it is opened and closed. sounds like it is in the hinge mechanism. Any ideas for a fix? I tried adding some silicon lubrication but it is still loud. thanks

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2007

    I have a six-year-old Kenmore top-mount refrigerator, model 628 64100. For the last four months it makes a loud popping sound every 45 minutes or so. It seems odd that this might be due to the expansion and contraction of the inside walls, since the noise has been evident only recently.

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After reading these posts, I fixed my refrigerator door in less than 5 minutes. The little black plastic cam on the bottom hinge was loose. To fix it, take the hinge cover off of the top with an 8mm socket, and remove the three 8mm screws holding the top hinge on. Remove the door by lifting up off of the bottom hinge and set it aside. On the bottom hinge is a black plastic cam held on by an 8mm screw. The screw on mine was really loose. Tightening it and putting the door back on made it work like new. You probably don't have a bad cam, just a loose one.

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Sounds like the self closer insert in bottom of door. Remove door and inspect plastic bushing that fits into bottom of door that hinge pin goes into. If you are able to turn it back and forth any at all then it needs replacing. It wont hurt anything like it is, just make the popping noise.

Posted on Sep 30, 2007

  • Anonymous Oct 08, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your refrigerator problem and see what you found wrong.
    Thanks/Mike

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After reading these posts, I fixed my refrigerator door in less than 5 minutes. The little black plastic cam on the bottom hinge was loose. To fix it, take the hinge cover off of the top with an 8mm socket, and remove the three 8mm screws holding the top hinge on. Remove the door by lifting up off of the bottom hinge and set it aside. On the bottom hinge is a black plastic cam held on by an 8mm screw. The screw on mine was really loose. Tightening it and putting the door back on made it work like new. You probably don't have a bad cam, just a loose one.

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replace the door cam assy. and door stop.

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HI,

Noise can come from these areas:

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The inside of the freezer Self-defrosting refrigerators use a circulating fan to move the air through the freezer and refrigerator compartments. This fan runs whenever the unit is cooling. The fan is located in the freezer, as follows:

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  • If the freezer is on the bottom, the fan is on the back wall, near the top of the freezer.


  • If the freezer is on the left, the fan is on the back wall, halfway up or near the top.


Over time, the fan may become noisy--usually making a chirping or squealing sound, though it may make a loud groaning noise instead.

To find out if the fan is causing the noise, just open the freezer door and push in any fan/light switches. If the noise is louder when the door is open, the evaporator fan motor is the cause. You can't lubricate or repair this motor. You must replace it.

The outside back of the refrigerator There are three components on the outside back of the refrigerator that may become noisy: the compressor, the condenser fan motor (if self-defrosting), or the defrost timer (if self-defrosting).

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  • If the condenser fan is making noise, there may be a build-up of lint or other debris on the fan blade. The fan is located near the back of the machine, sometimes behind a thin panel. To clean it, first unplug the refrigerator, remove the thin panel, and use a soft bristle brush to clean it. If there is no lint build-up or debris on the blade, you will have to replace the motor.


  • The defrost timer is often located at the bottom of the refrigerator, near the front and behind the kick plate. Occasionally the electric motor inside the timer may become noisy. The timer must be replaced to solve this problem.


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