The Samsung Group is a South Korean company with a century of experience in manufacturing. It is an umbrella brand with several affiliated companies. From laundry machines to smartphones, TVs, and kitchen appliances, it is an iconic conglomerate. Today, Samsung has specialized storefronts to promote their products, and some Canadian cities, including Toronto, are on the list.
But enough of the background check. Let’s talk about the Samsung refrigerator. Despite being one of the best, it’s not without fault. As such, we’ll be looking at Samsung refrigerator sound issues and troubleshooting. One of the common problems in Samsung refrigerators is loud noise.
The noise could indicate a problem, one that could range from simple to serious and extremely difficult. In most circumstances, such issues necessitate the expertise and understanding of refrigerator experts. For that, we are your top choice.
RA Appliance Repair offers skilled and certified refrigerator specialists on standby to diagnose and repair any issues with your Samsung refrigerator making a loud noise. Based on our expertise, we do not recommend attempting to repair them yourself to avoid causing further damage to your kitchen appliance.
Top 5 Most Common Causes of Fridge Noise and How to Fix Them
A refrigerator is a home appliance that cannot operate in full silence; it should be noisy. However, the regular noise should not interfere with your other everyday activities. When your refrigerator is working properly, you can only hear it if you are in the same room as it. In fact, most new refrigerators are so silent that you can only hear them when you open or close the door.
Strange sounds do not, however, necessarily indicate a problem with your refrigerator. Most manufactures, including Samsung, have their own list of refrigerator noises that are deemed common. They don’t justify a service call in this scenario. However, if your Samsung refrigerator is inconveniently loud, you’ll need to contact a specialist just to make sure everything’s fine.
Nevertheless, before contacting us, you’re probably wondering what is going on and whether a DIY fix can solve the issue. Well, let’s look at the most common causes of your Samsung refrigerator creating a loud noise. Our skilled professionals pointed out the following based on their experience:
Ice Build Up Around The Fan
Whenever ice builds up around the fan, you’ll hear an unusual sound. You can manually defrost to remove the ice accumulation and eliminate the noise, but this is the only service that will address the initial issue.
The noise will return if only a manual defrost is performed. As a result, we recommend a service for this problem. When the noise is caused by ice buildup, we can identify a few more factors based on our specialists’ experience:
• The compressor is damaged due to a thermostat fault
The compressor may be forced to run at maximum power due to a thermostat malfunction. This continuous compressor operation may cause frozen coils.
• Collection of condensation water in the wrong place
Another issue is when moisture or water freezes in an inconvenient location (near the coils), mostly due to the sagging of the refrigerator. Because the frozen coils hinder airflow and ice pieces grow larger, the problem becomes more complicated. The situation can deteriorate to the point where the compartment becomes a self-contained lump of ice that must be defrosted. This issue can be solved by leveling your refrigerator.
• Airflow restrictions and fan malfunctions
It could also be due to a fan problem or airflow constraints someplace. The air will not circulate where it is needed if the fan is not running properly. Furthermore, proper fan operation will prevent excessive humidity from accumulating in the compartment. These could be the source of the aforementioned problem.
Try and solve it by pushing the refrigerator forward by about 2 inches. If the noise stops, it means the refrigerator has made contact with something else, such as a water line or a wall. Moreover, if you defrost the refrigerator manually, do not use a hairdryer or any other heat source to speed up the process, since this will damage the refrigerator as a whole.
Faulty Evaporator Fan
When the compressor is running, the evaporator fan motor is in charge of drawing air over the evaporator coils. A defective evaporator fan motor could be to blame if your refrigerator is generating a loud noise originating from the freezer compartment.
You might also notice that your refrigerator isn’t as chilly as it used to be, or that your ice is taking longer to melt. The evaporator fan motor itself may be malfunctioning, causing the unit to become extremely noisy during operation. Grinding or clicking sounds are typically caused by motor bearing failure.
A Strange Noise Coming From the Condenser Fan Motor
The condenser fan motor’s bearings, like those in the evaporator fan motor, might fail. When the fan motor is running, a defective condenser fan motor will make a clicking or grinding sound. A fan-cooled condenser coil will be found in most current frost-free refrigerators.
The condenser fan removes heat by moving air through the condenser coil, as well as circulating air over the drain pan to evaporate defrost water. When it’s faulty, your fridge could generate a loud noise. Because the condenser fan motor runs in tandem with the evaporator and compressor motors, apart from the noise, your refrigerator may not be as chilly as it once was and it may turn off then on regularly.
Fan Blades That Have Been Damaged
A refrigerator must have at least 2 fan blades. The first draws air from the front of the refrigerator then sends it past the condenser coils. It is called a condenser fan blade and it’s mounted on the condenser fan motor. It helps to dissipate the heat created by the appliance’s refrigerant condensing into a hot liquid and then circulates it back out through the grill.
The other one is an evaporator fan blade installed on the evaporator fan motor. This fan blade pulls air into the freezer chamber from the refrigerator compartment. It then passes through the evaporator coils, where the refrigerant in a liquid form is expanded back into a gas.
The air is recirculated back into the refrigerator compartment after the heat is removed by the cool evaporator coils. The condenser or evaporator fan blades might become damaged or displaced over time, causing them to scrape against a mounting bracket or panel as they rotate. As such, when the fan motor is turned on, it will make a squealing or squeaking sound.
Unusual Crackling, Snapping, and Popping Sounds
All plastic parts of the fridge expand and contract when the temperature rises and decreases, causing various cracking noises. It’s usually brought up during the defrosting cycle. Furthermore, it is normal for new-generation refrigerators to acclimatize to the humidity and temperature levels in a new residence.
These noises are deemed typical and will eventually fade away. This noise is similar to the sound of ice cubes in a glass of warm water, or it could be similar to the sound of Rice Krispies. Because the Samsung refrigerator is larger, all of these noises may be louder than you expect, but they are still manageable.
The fridge can make so much noise that it sounds like a truck is approaching. It could be gurgling, bussing, or rattling. While all of these sounds may be normal, if you have any concerns, please contact us so we can identify and correct any issues!