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Fan makes hum/buzz/rattle noise from RF28HMEDBSR.

(Topic created on: 7/9/20 4:06 PM)
userQ62yDd8cJq
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Our fridge started making a loud fan buzz. It sounds like it's coming from the upper rear center on the inside of the fridge. It only does it when the doors are closed and you can hear it winding down when you open the door. When you close the doors, it winds up to full speed again. We've had this fridge since March 2015. Any ideas? 

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userLU3hlCtMxZ
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This is no solution.  We had the same problem. It started about 3 years after we bought the refigerator.  We have had service done and their fix didn't work.  In fact, at the service call, we were told their fix might not work.  However, we still had to pay. We contacted the Samsung moderator, but all he or she said was the refigerator needs service. Obviously, from all the comments in this thead, the refigerators were not made well.

IHDuser
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This is not the solution

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userji5aGoJwYg
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Our fridge about 6 weeks ago started making this noise of the fan clipping the ice, and tons of people apparently experience the same problem.  I'm nervous to have service done as the problem seems inconsistent into actual cause.  Boggles my mind all these issues and Samsung doesn't own up to it.  Any help?  Should I just get a new fridge (from someone else?)?

 

28 cubic ft. French Door Refrigerator with CoolSelect Pantry™ in Stainless Steel

MODEL NUMBER: RF28HFEDBSR/AA
SERIAL NUMBER: <HIDDEN>

 

Twin cooling fan clipping ice noiseTwin cooling fan clipping ice noise

 

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userf07jLbRtWM
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We also have had the fan noise issue since shortly after the unit was installed. We had the Ice maker service performed and that slowed down the ice maker freeze up issue but did not resolve it.  The fan noise was present from near the start of the purchase. I searched the web and found many people complained about how loud these units are so we thought that is the way they are. After the ice maker service the unit was very quiet. Over the next month the unit fan noise became increasingly loud again. We  searched and found the Forced Defrost mode and have been using that ever since. Over the years, we have to run the Forced Defrost mode three to four times in a row to get the fan noise to stop, but it only takes a few weeks for the fan noise to return. Finally, we learned to watch for signs of ice build up by looking at the air circulation vents in the refrigerator rear cooling panel. When ice appears in those holes or on the outside of the panel, we run the Forced Defrost several times. I tried slowly increasing the temp of the fridge from the recommended 38 to 40 and then 42 and nothing solves the issue long term. Sony taught me never to trust their products and Samsung has done the same. No further purchases from me or my family. 

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usereAO4F5pliI
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 Am having the exact same thing

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userrZ0Kz7h2jN
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I too had the same issue.

Freezer was fine

Ice maker was fine (though excessive buildup when I took tray out - I clean that out 2x per year)

 

Model RF23HTEDBSR

Purchased Oct 2015

 

Actions:

 

Took all the shelves and draws out

Youtubed how to remove the shelf the drawers slide under. (was a bit difficult)

Removed the panel and VERY carefully took off

To find:

 - Ice chunk blocking the fan from rotating

- Copper pipes froze over.

- Drain froze over.

I proceeded to use a blow dryer to melt all the ice

Plug back in... temp is slowing decreasing in fridge and sounds like fan is running again.

Probelem (seems) to be solved without all the tech hassle... thanks to all these posts + youtube

 

 

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userG9zGhLRJvM
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Please move your sensor ! This will prevent recurrence . You can also get an improved drain tab .

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userWecdSbXMEt
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Hi I have  same problem you have with your Samsung refrigerator can you please tell me what did you do I have a hum voice  from the fan the one by the ice maker when I open the door and goes away when I close it comes back  .. Let me know please thank you

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SamsungJam
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Does your ice maker look to be frosted over?  


Be sure to click " ✓ Accept as Solution" when you find an answer that works for you.

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SamsungJam
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Are you still needing assistance?  


Be sure to click " ✓ Accept as Solution" when you find an answer that works for you.

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