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Why does my refrigerator make a strange noise?

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  • Fridge Freezers
  • Last Updated 06/05/2015

Why does my refrigerator make a strange noise?



Symptom Symptom


                My refrigerator is making a strange/humming noise.


Reason Cause


                 If the refrigerator temperature is not cool enough, the motor and fan motor run at high speed

             to cool causing a humming/whizzing noise.

             Noise level may also differ by house structure, location of the refrigerator, floor material,

             and floor level.

             Note: The compressor may generate a loud noise when used for the first time after

             installation while running to reach a desired temperature.



How to fix How to fix


               The humming noise is caused by the speed of the motor and fan motor, depending on

                the inside temperature.

               After installation, the noise of the compressor will be reduced gradually as inside temperature


               As such, the noise is normal and not considered a fault or a sign of a defect.

               Inner fan in the refrigerator

                                    [Inner fan in the refrigerator]

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