Normal Operating Sounds of Samsung Fridges

Last modified : Jun 12. 2020

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At times your fridge will make some noises that may sound unusual. For most cases, this is just the normal operating sounds you will hear from most fridges.

Below is a list of what sort of noises you should expect from your fridge. If at any time you think the noises are abnormal, please consult the user manual which can be downloaded from our Manuals & Downloads page.

You can also reach out to our Chat Support team or give us a call on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia).

Note: Any service calls related to normal sounds will be charged to the user.

Banging SoundsClick to Expand

Normally these sounds are produced by ice dropping into the ice bucket. You can try turning off your ice maker for a couple of days and that should give you a definitive answer as to if the noises are coming from your ice maker.

Beeping SoundsClick to Expand

Beeping sounds is a warning that the fridge door has been left open. This may be caused by an object preventing the door from closing or a build-up on the fridge seals.

Blowing and Whistling SoundsClick to Expand

Your fridge has a fan which is located at the back of your fridge and will make a blowing or whistling sound when in operation. When your fridge has reached the set temperature, no fan sound will occur.

Bubbling SoundsClick to Expand

As your fridge cools or freezes, refrigerant gas moves through sealed pipes located at the back of your fridge (more commonly known as the fridge element), causing bubbling sounds.

Buzzing or Humming SoundsClick to Expand

When the compressor starts or ends an operation, the fridge may make buzzing or humming sounds. As the operation stabilizes, the sounds will decrease. For ice maker models, when the water valve opens to fill the ice maker, buzzing sounds may occur.

Hissing SoundsClick to Expand

During a defrost cycle, water may drip on the defrost heater, causing a sizzling sound. You may also want to check the contents of your fridge to see if there is anything that could cause a hissing sound.

Rattling SoundsClick to Expand

If your fridge seems to be vibrating or making rattling sounds, it could be caused by your fridge coming in contact with another object or the contents within your fridge coming in contact each other. In this instance, please ensure that your fridge has enough room surrounding it and that it is level.

Snapping and Popping SoundsClick to Expand

As the temperature in your fridge increases or decreases, plastic parts contract and expand, creating snapping or popping noises. These noises occur during the defrosting cycle or when electronic parts are working.

Ticking SoundsClick to Expand

A ticking noise is common with frost free fridges. It is part of the defrost cycle and is just the parts of the fridge very slowly expanding and contracting.

As mentioned above, if you believe the noises you are experiencing may be abnormal, you can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. Otherwise, please get in touch with our Samsung Care experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) or contact our Chat Support team to organise a technician to come out and diagnose further.

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