What to do when Samsung Refrigerator makes too much noise?

Last Update Date : Oct 19. 2018

There are many possible causes when a Refrigerator is making noise. Most of the noises are normal operating sounds whereas some noises can be easily fixed with simple configuration to the Refrigerator. But if you feel like your Refrigerator might be making too much noise, there are some easy things to check.

1 Make sure items in the Refrigerator are provided with sufficient room. If glass items are placed too close, natural vibration of the unit will cause the glass items to knock against each other. Reorganize to reduce the noise
Reorganize your items in the Refrigerator
2 If the Refrigerator is currently not connected to a water line, make sure the Ice Making function is not turned on. Not only can the Ice Maker fails to make ice without water, it may make a noise as well
Ice Maker Function
3 Do not position the Refrigerator too close to the wall. This can contribute to an increase in perfectly normal motor operating noise. Make sure to move your Refrigerator at least 2 inches away from the back wall

If these tips do not address the issue or are combined with a Refrigerator malfunction, contact our Samsung Call Centre for further assistance

Different types of noises which a Refrigerator can make:

1 Bubbling Sound
Symptom: normal

It is caused by gas moving through the pipes in your Refrigerator when the the appliance cools or freezes your food.
2 Cracking and Popping Sound
Symptom: normal

It occurs when the interior components contract or expand as the Refrigerator is cooling or the interior temperature changes after the temperature has been reset.
3 Buzzing Sound
Symptom: normal

The buzzing noise you hear is the sound of the Refrigerator compressor running especially during the beginning of a cooling cycle and when it shuts off.

It can be also heard after getting water from the door dispenser. The noise should not last longer than 7 seconds.
4 Beeping Sound
Symptom: normal

Some Samsung Refrigerators are equipped with a door alarm, which will beep whenever the door is left open or not closed completely. Here are some tips to check:

• Make sure that the door's path is free from obstruction
• Make sure that there are no objects in the Refrigerator preventing the door from closing
• If the rubber door seals are dirty, the door will not close properly. Clean the doors with a mild detergent and damp cloth. Then wipe with a dry cloth

Please note: Never let any oil or grease come into contact with the plastic fittings or door seals, as these materials easily become porous

5 Rattling Sound

• If the door of the Refrigerator is recently being removed, the hinge bolts or hinge cover screws may be loose

• Make sure the Refrigerator is Level: If the freezer door is lower than the Refrigerator door, insert a common (flat-head) screwdriver in a slot of the control lever on the freezer side and turn it clockwise
Samsung Refrigerator: Identify the different type of noises

When freezer door is lower than the Refrigerator door

• If the freezer door is higher than the Refrigerator door, insert a common (flat-head) screwdriver in a slot of the control lever on the Refrigerator side and turn it clockwise

Samsung Refrigerator: Identify the different type of noises

When freezer door is higher than the Refrigerator door

• If there is significant frost accumulation in the freezer, it may obstruct the free operation of the fans which could produce a rattling noise  

6 Snapping Sound
Symptom: normal

This noise will be heard about 4 seconds after removing a glass from a dispenser due to the dispenser chute closing.
7 A hum or Click Noise
Symptom: normal

It can be heard when the icemaker fills with water.
8 Loud Banging Noise
Symptom: normal

It can be heard when the ice maker dumps ice cubes into ice bucket
9 Fluttering Noise
Symptom: normal

When the unit reaches set temperature, the compressor stops operating causing the fluttering noise.

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