Is your Samsung refrigerator making strange noises when the door is closed but the noise seems to stop when you open the door? Don’t fret! We can assist you in figuring out where the noise is coming from, what causes it, and how to fix it.
As efficient as it is, Samsung refrigerator noise complaints are the most common type of complaints among its users. We know it can be quite startling when your totally fine refrigerator suddenly starts to make odd noises. Even though refrigerators are never completely quiet, loud noises may imply some problems.
Firstly we will try to address the different types of noise that you might hear and their causes so that you can understand what type of problem you are dealing with.
You might be surprised to know that mild crackling sounds are pretty common among refrigerators and they are nothing to be concerned about. This is just the refrigerator trying to adjust to the new temperature and humidity of the surroundings. We found out that these noises arise from the plastic components of the refrigerator when they expand with the temperature fluctuation.
Most refrigerator doors produce beeping sounds to alert you when the doors aren’t properly closed. So, if you find that your refrigerator is making beeping sounds even when the doors are closed, it may indicate that you have a faulty door or there is something wrong with the wire harness of the doors. If the doors of your refrigerator were recently removed, they might not have been re-attached properly.
In case the beeping sound is accompanied by a blinking display, it indicates that the temperature is too high. This issue can be resolved by correcting the cooling issues.
In most cases, the issue lies with the evaporator fan if the noise stops as soon as you open the doors. This is because Samsung fridges are designed to save power when the door is open and therefore goes into a standby mode and the fan automatically turns off when the door is opened.
Another option you should consider is to check whether the refrigerator is properly placed. If your refrigerator has wheels and leveling legs, you have to make sure that the legs are raised enough to lift the front wheels off the floor. The wheels should not by any chance be touching the floor.
Oftentimes the noise is caused by ice build-up in the freezer that obstructs the fan. You can find the evaporator fan located on the top part of the freezer compartment. If your refrigerator is making strong rumbling sounds, the blades of the evaporator fan might be rubbing its blades against the ice accumulated inside the freezer.
One of the main reasons behind this ice build-up could be a faulty dispenser or ice generator. Leakage from these containers can result in large amounts of ice build-up inside the freezer. We found that this can also happen if there is a problem with the seals of the freezer door or the refrigerator door. If the doors do not shut tightly, it increases the temperature inside the refrigerator leading to ice build-up inside the freezer compartment.
You will be surprised to know that issue can be easily solved by doing something as simple as performing a manual defrost. When performing a manual defrost, Samsung advises not to use a hairdryer or any sort of heating device inside the refrigerator to speed up the defrosting process as it may cause potential damage to the refrigerator.
Samsung asks you to follow these simple steps to perform a manual defrost.
- Remove all the food items from the fridge and clear the ice trays. Anything perishable should be taken out of the refrigerator.
- Make sure to unplug the device from the power supply before performing any work.
- Keep the doors open, both the freezer door and the main doors for at least 24 hours.
- Put towels underneath the refrigerator to soak up the defrost water.
- After 24 hours, you can turn the refrigerator back on but you are requested to put the food back inside only after two hours.
We hope this information helped you figure out why your Samsung refrigerator is being noisy and provided an easy fix to the problem. If you have tried all of the above-mentioned solutions but the problem persists make sure to get in contact with the Samsung Support Center to request a service.