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I've had my samsung bottom freezer counter depth fridge for just over a year and in the last 5 to 6 months it's started to periodically make a very loud humming noise. Should I be concerned that there is something wrong with my appliance?

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The freezer compartment fan may have Icing or the motor is going.....Remove the trays and remove the rear cover. The fan and Freezer evaporator are behind that cover.
The fan doesn't run all the time.

If you have an ice maker it too can make buzzing sounds. Just turn off the Ice maker to eliminate it as a source.

Here's a link to the service manual for the 215

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Have your temperatures been affected in ANY way? have you had to adjust control settings at all? Noticed anything else unusual, water anywhere, difference in running times? Check around the unit, sometimes something that has slipped between fridge and counter is what is making the noise, or something on top of the fridge, like a cookie jar or a radio, could be making the noise. I once had a customer who's wall mounted air purifier, above the refrigerator no less, was making a crackling noise cuz it needed to be cleaned. Lastly, check your owners manual, it will often tell you that you may hear different noises than you were used to, and it may have made this noise from day one, but perhaps somebody pointed it out to you, and now thats all you hear.

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