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Whirlpool Side by Side. Husband replaced fan motor inside freezer. Ever since it's been replaced, it runs frequently and hums loudly. Any suggestions. He took the interior back out and it doesn't hum.

Recently replaced the icemaker assembly. After replacing that, the fan in the back of the freezer starting making terrible noise, (almost like ice was forming back there and fan was hitting it or something). So husband replaced fan motor. Ever since, it has been very loud and runs frequently. He tried taking the interior back out (the whole inner back plate or wall that screws down) and it quit, but when he put it back it is humming loudly again. We are about to go nuts from the constant noise.

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The fan blade touching the interior back cover????

May be the fan motor shaft is too long or may be he did not push the fan blade well inside into shaft so it is to much out. Thus touching the wall cover plate..????

Posted on Dec 06, 2014

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It is probably just your water inlet solenoid being activated. Not to be concerned.

Posted on Sep 28, 2007

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Sounds like the freezer fan is rubbing some wires or possible some foam insulation around the fan. I would look into the freezer compartment fan and go from there. The fan Will Shut off when you open the doors. Let me know how you make out and if you need anymore help.

Thanks,
Bill

Posted on May 15, 2008

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suspect you have a problem with the defrost system and hence the noise with the fan. take back panel off inside the freezer and if i'm right, melt ice off with a hairdryer. get back to me to say the results if you want

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: my whirlpool aide by side fridge icemaker is making buzzing or humming noise

Hello
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,


You said, your ice maker is making a buzzing or humming noise ice maker isn't making much ice. . fridge is about 2 1/2 years old.

This sounds like a clogged water line or a electrical short !
I would get service rather than take a chance on electrical fire.
Or burn up the circuit in the ice maker.


Thank you for giving us the opportunity to advise you.
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Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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SOURCE: ice is forming around fan in back of freezer compartment

The defrost system is not doing it's job. I bet if you took the panel off below the fan you will see more ice on the cooling coils. There should be a light coat of frost on the coils but not a heavy ice build up. There is a heating element at the bottom area of these coils which should be defrosting all this ice.

1. A defrost timer turns this heating element on.

2. The heating element melts the ice.

3. A thermo disc attached to the coils will turn the heater off.

One or more of these are not doing it's job.

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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