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5 Reasons Why Samsung Fridge Is Making Loud Noise

Oleg Chudnovski, CEO

Technically Reviewed by Oleg Chudnovski, CEO on Oct 06, 2023 | Written by Olga Larina

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The Samsung Group is a South Korean manufacturing conglomerate with approximately one-century history. It has numerous affiliated companies united under the Samsung brand. One of the directions is to manufacture kitchen and laundry home appliances dispersed worldwide. Samsung has started opening dedicated stores to showcase its goods, and some cities in Canada, with the main commercial store in Toronto, are also on its list.

But today, we’d like to continue discussing the main problems and troubleshooting of Samsung refrigerators that we started in our post 7 Samsung Refrigerator Problems & Troubleshooting. Our Samsung experts at Fix Appliances CA reviewed the main problem issues with Samsung refrigerators. The Samsung fridge making noise needs additional attention as the reasons to vary from simple to serious and difficult ones. Such issues usually require special knowledge and skills of refrigerator pros.

Fix Appliances CA has licensed and certified fridge technicians ready to define and handle any problems with your Samsung refrigerator that is making an unusual noise. Taking into consideration our experience, we do not advise you to fix them by yourself to avoid making more damage to your kitchen appliance.

Main Reasons For Fridge Making Noise & Troubleshooting

A refrigerator is a home appliance that can’t run completely in silence and should be noisy. But that usual noise shouldn’t disrupt your other daily routine. When your fridge runs correctly, you can hear its sound only if you are at your appliance in the same place. In fact, most new models are so quiet that you can hear only when you open or close your refrigerator door. And when you hear unusual sounds, it doesn’t mean the a problem with your fridge. Most companies and Samsung provide their list of refrigerator noises considered as usual. In this case, they don’t warrant a service call. Nonetheless, if your Samsung refrigerator is annoying or making strange, uncommon noises, you’d like to find the reasons.

Now, let’s discuss the most common reasons why your Samsung fridge makes a loud noise. Based on our experience, our skillful technicians pointed out the following:

Noise Caused by Ice Buildup Around the Fan

The noise is caused by ice buildup around the fan. You can perform the defrost process manually to remove the ice buildup and dispose of the noise, and here the only service will correct the original reason. If only a manual defrost is made, the noise will return later. That is why we recommend service for this issue.

According to the experience of our experts, we can define some more reasons why the noise results from ice buildup:

  1. The defect of the thermostat causes the compressor to work at full power. This constant compressor work may lead to frozen coils.
  2.  Another thing is when condensation or water collects in an improper place (near the coils) and freezes. Such a problem becomes more compound because the frozen coils prevent airflow throughout, and ice chunks are growing larger. The situation worsens until the compartment turns into a self-contained chunk of ice, and it must be defrosted. If you level your fridge up, this can help. If the refrigerator sags in any direction, this can be the reason for the prevention of water buildup from draining.
  3. Fan malfunction or airflow restrictions somewhere can be the reason as well. When the fan is not operating in a proper way, the air will not circulate where it is required. Moreover, the correct fan function will avoid accumulating extra humidity in the compartment. These can be the cause of the above-mentioned issue.

Move the refrigerator forward approximately 2 inches. If the noise goes away, that indicates the refrigerator was coming in contact with another object, such as the water line or a wall.
If you perform a defrost manually, do not use a hairdryer or any other heat source on the refrigerator to speed up defrosting, as this will damage the refrigerator as a whole.

Faulty Evaporator Fan

When the compressor is running, the evaporator fan motor pulls air over the evaporator coils. If your refrigerator is making a loud noise that appears to be coming from the freezer area, a faulty evaporator fan motor could be to blame. You may also notice that your refrigerator is not staying as cold as normal or your ice is taking longer to freeze. The evaporator fan motor itself could be defective and become considerably noisy during the operation. As a rule, it is due to the failure of the motor bearings that can result in grinding or clicking sounds.

The Condenser Fan Motor Is Making a Weird Noise

Condenser fan motor making a weird noise

As with the evaporator fan motor, the bearings inside the condenser fan motor can also fail. Again, a malfunctioning condenser fan motor will create a grinding or clicking sound when the fan motor is running. Most modern frost-free refrigerators will have a fan-cooled condenser coil. The condenser fan circulates air through the condenser coil to remove heat and circulating air over the drain pan to evaporate the defrost water. The condenser fan motor could be blamed if your fridge is making a loud noise. The condenser fan motor runs simultaneously with the evaporator motor and the compressor. In addition to noise, your fridge might not stay as cool as normal and/or turn on and off regularly.

Damaged Fan Blades

Refrigerators have a minimum of two fan blades. The first is a condenser fan blade mounted on the condenser fan motor, which draws in air from the front of the refrigerator, and sends it past the condenser coils (which helps to dissipate the heat in the coils created by the condensing of the appliance’s refrigerant in gas form into a hot liquid), and then circulates the air back out through the grill. The second is an evaporator fan blade mounted on the evaporator fan motor. This fan blade draws air from the refrigerator compartment into the freezer compartment and past the evaporator coils, which are chilled by the refrigerant in the liquid form, being expanded back into a gas. The cold evaporator coils remove the heat from the air, which is then recirculated back into the refrigerator compartment. Using the condenser fan blade or the evaporator fan blade can become damaged or dislodged and begin scraping against a panel or mounting bracket as they rotate. The result will be a squeaking or squealing sound whenever the fan motor is operating.

Unusual Crackling & Snapping & Popping Noises

When the temperature of the fridge rises and falls, all plastic parts expand and contract, which causes different cracking noises. As a rule, it can be mentioned during the defrosting cycle. Moreover, it’s common for the refrigerators of the new generation because they acclimate to the humidity and temperature level of a new home. These sounds are considered normal and may fade away with time.

You can compare this noise with the sounds when you place ice cubes in a glass with warm water, or it can be similar to the sound of Rice Krispies. However, as the Samsung refrigerator is bigger, all these noises can be louder than you expect but still quiet enough and dismissible.

All these sounds can be normal, but if you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us to diagnose and fix any problems.

Why Call Pros at Fix Appliances CA?

The century of high technology has changed our lives forever. We can estimate the advantages and disadvantages. And, of course, the Internet is one of them. If you think using different search systems helps you define and fix the problem with your home appliances, it is not quite true. You will surely find and watch all available information and guidelines on these questions. But it’s impossible to maintain and repair your appliances without specific skills, abilities, and special tools.

Don’t be upset when you watched the guide but failed to fix the problem! Professional repairmen from Fix Appliances CA are always ready to help you without any delay if you call 888-242-0777. We provide Samsung refrigerator repair, maintenance and installation services all days a week. Weekends and holidays are not excluded. If you missed our detailed review on basic Samsung refrigerator problems and troubleshooting, look for our experts’ guide here.

Keep in mind that we are as close as possible. We are open to offering the best appliance installation and repair services in Toronto and any other areas of the GTA and southern Ontario, but we suggest all types of kitchen and laundry appliances, resolving any issues such as a washing machine making grinding noise as well as licensed Samsung appliance repair in Ottawa. Don’t hesitate, and contact us!

Date of page creation: September 15, 2021

Page update date: October 06, 2023

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