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Samsung refrigerator-loud vibrating sound with door closed

Samsung double door fridge on top, freezer on bottom:
Model #: RF266AERS
Serial #: 43FD4GBS900108 D

This morning I noticed a loud vibrating sound. When you open the door, it sounds like a motor running down and it stops. Then when you close the door, there is a delay of less than 30 sec. and then it starts again. Seems to be getting louder as day goes on and it seems to come from the top of the fridge, in the back. There was ice over two small openings at the back/top of the fridge so I tried to scrape most of that out, but it did not seem to impact the sound.

The fridge and freezer are staying cold, but it sounds like some kind of motor is running overtime and I'm afraid something soon will be not working!

Thanks for your help!
Jenn Wagar

Refrigerators , Samsung , Appliances
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by Manage My Life
April 27th, 2011
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scott d
I can understand your concern about this noise. The information you have received from Dezeray is good. From the description listed, the noise you're hearing will be from the fan motor. The motors in these units will speed up and down and in most cases you will be able to hear this. However, if the noise seems to be getting louder, it is possible the motor may be starting to have some difficulty. I recommend having a technician come out to check this. I'm listing a site you can access, to have a tech come out. Here is a link for the website:

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by scott d Earned 139,392 community points in Appliances
April 28th, 2011
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