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Repair Help for a Noisy Refrigerator

A noisy refrigerator is usually due to a loud evaporator fan motor or a malfunctioning ice maker. The two sounds are distinct but equally annoying. There aren't many moving parts in a refrigerator, but a bad ice maker auger can make your freezer sound like a live raccoon is inside trying to escape. Refrigerator evaporator fan motor noise might remind you of jet aircraft taking off from a short runway. You shouldn't have to pay extra money to bring down the decibel level of a home appliance that was never supposed to make noise in the first place. Repair Clinic will help you diagnose your problem and then show you how to silence that noisy refrigerator while saving money on parts. Then, you and your fridge can get back to peaceful, quiet coexistence.
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Common solutions for: Refrigerator is noisy or loud
Solution 1:
Fan Blade
If the refrigerator is noisy or loud, especially when one of the doors are opened, either the evaporator or condenser fan blade may be at fault. First, check out the evaporator fan blade in the freeze...r behind the back panel. Try turning it by hand. If the fan blade does not turn freely, check to see if the blade is rubbing against something or if something is caught in the blade. Additionally, check the condenser fan blade in the back underside of the refrigerator to determine if it has any obstructions.
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Refrigerator Fan Blade
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Solution 2:
Evaporator Fan Motor
When the evaporator fan motor in the freezer behind the rear panel fails, it often generates a lot of noise. This noise will be much louder when the refrigerator door is opened. If the evaporator fan ...is noisy, replace it.
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Refrigerator Evaporator Fan Motor
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Solution 3:
Condenser Fan Motor
There might be something caught in the condenser fan motor blade, or the condenser fan motor bearings might be defective. The condenser fan motor is usually located underneath the refrigerator near th...e back. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall and remove the rear access panel to access it.
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Refrigerator Condenser Fan Motor
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Solution 4:
Compressor
If the noise is coming from the compressor, the compressor might be damaged internally. The compressor internal components can wear out over time generating more noise than normal. The compressor is u...sually located underneath the refrigerator near the back. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall and remove the rear panel to access it. Compressors often last for years after they become noisy. However, if your compressor is noisy, be aware that it is likely to fail. The compressor must be replaced by a licensed technician.
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Refrigerator Compressor
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Solution 5:
Water Inlet Valve
If the refrigerator is noisy or loud, particularly when the ice maker is filling, the water inlet valve might be at fault. The water inlet valve is an electrically-controlled valve that opens to suppl...y water to the refrigerator dispenser and icemaker. Over time, mineral deposits can accumulate inside the valve and restrict the water flow. If the water inlet valve is noisy or loud, replace it. Do not attempt to repair the water inlet valve—disassembling the valve can cause the valve to fail.
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Refrigerator Water Inlet Valve
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