What should I do when the refrigerator makes noise?

Last Update date : Feb 24. 2022

Most noises that may sound unusual coming from the refrigerator are normal during its operation. Please check the list below to see which of the noises from the refrigerator are normal or not and find out how to prevent abnormal noise.

Normal noise and causes

  • Compressor noise
  • Fan motor noise
  • Cycle (Pipe) noise
  • Cycle (evaporator) noise
  • Other noise
  • Evaporator noise
  • Drain hose noise
  • Valve noise

How to prevent noise

  • Make sure the refrigerator is level.

- Level the front legs of your refrigerator, at an incline of plus or minus 10 to 15 degrees; the refrigerator should be tilted back. To turn the legs, you can use a flat blade screwdriver on a leg nut. Turn it clockwise, or counterclockwise.

  • Tighten the hinge.

- If you have moved the refrigerator door,  the nuts or screws of the hinge may be loose. 

  • Leave enough space between the refrigerator and wall.

- It is recommended that there is at least 5 cm between the back of the refrigerator and the wall. 

  • Leave enough space in the refrigerator.

- Check that the glass containers placed on the shelves do not vibrate.

  • Check to see if there are objects that have fallen under or behind the refrigerator.
  • Wait for 24 hours.

- When you've checked off all of the steps above, leave the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. If the noise doesn't stop after 24 hours, please contact the Samsung service center.

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