The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator is noisy or loud are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.
If the refrigerator is noisy or loud, especially when the door is opened, either the evaporator or condenser fan blade may be at fault. First, turn the evaporator fan blade 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 to determine if it has any obstructions.
When the evaporator fan motor 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.
Refrigerator evaporator fan motor assembly with wire harness, 115 volts. *Per manufacturer screw holes in motor are not threaded from the factory, use old screws. See Related Items for self tapping screw. When the evaporator fan motor fails, it often generates a lot of noise in the freezer area.
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 the back. Pull the refrigerator out from the wall and remove the access panel to access it.