Noisy fridge problem

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  1. Sep 18, 2017 #1

    farmerjohn1324

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    I have a noisy fridge. It gets noisy for hours at a time, but is not constant. 95% sure it's the fan in the back.

    Do I need new blades? A new motor? Clean the dust?

    Here's a pic. I have a video but haven't uploaded it yet.

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    Is the compressor missing some mounting bolts?
     
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    It is missing one. I'll add that and see if that solves the problem.
     
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    The buzzing stops when I hold the compressor still with my hand, so I know this is the problem.

    But do you see where the bolt is missing on the left side of the compressor? There is a piece of metal blocking me from putting a bolt in. I don't know what that's about.
     
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    you may have to loosen the others and get it striaght so the holes line up better.
    Careful, you do not want to break those copper pipes.
     
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    Okay. But unfortunately, I don't think it is the whole problem. I hear buzzing from somewhere else and I just can't locate it. I tried pushing everything to stop the rattling and nothing worked. I will just have to keep trying.

    Do you know the best way to clean the dust and grime?
     
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    Just a vacuum????????
     
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    You should be able to tell if its the fan by the compressor. Un plug the fan to see if the noise stops when the fan stops. If not , it could be the evaporator fan in the freezer. If ice builds up because a auto defroster isnt working properly the fan blades can hit the ice. this fan is located behind the back panel inside the freezer.
     
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    It is the compressor fan. Not sure how to make it stop buzzing, though. But at least I know what it is.
     
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    It's probably the starter solenoid and if it's external it can be replaced. It's located where the wires go to the compressor.
     

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