Why is there a fan noise from my fridge/freezer compartment?

Why is there a fan noise from my fridge/freezer compartment?

First, confirm if the fan noise is coming from the refrigerator and not from an outside source (i.e. other appliances).


To diagnose the fan noise is coming from the fridge, open the refrigerator/freezer door. If the noise stops when the door is opened and then resumes when the door is closed, it means that the fan noise is coming from the unit. This indicates that the issue is related to defrosting of ice in your refrigerator. Depending on when the noise stops the problem may be either related to your fridge or your freezer.


The fan in your refrigerator is under operation when the fridge doors are closed, the fan hits the ice build-up during its operation. When the doors are opened the noise stops because the fan stops working. If you notice this issue with your refrigerator then the unit requires to be serviced.


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