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Refrigerator makes loud buzzing sound

I have a new Kenmore side by side bottom freezer refrigerator model 79571309012 made in March 2011.
It does not have an ice maker or cold water dispenser. Occassionally it makes a lud buzzing sound.
Can't figure out if this is normal or a defect.

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afritz afritz
I understand that your refrigerator is making a loud buzzing noise. I have taken some time to research your question here on the Manage My Life website and I noticed that someone else had asked a similar question with a posted response from an expert. I attached the link below if you are interested in viewing. I hope the link that I provided is helpful.
by afritz afritz Earned 1,264 community points in Kenmore
May 5th, 2011
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Lyle W
I am not aware of a loud buzzing noise that would be normal in this type of refrigerator. The damper motor will make a very faint humming noise when it opens or closes. The compressor will make a buzzing noise when it is running. These types of noises are not very loud in this type of refrigerator.

You could have ice build-up that is causing the noise. A fan blade could be striking that ice build-up to make a loud buzzing noise. A component problem in the refrigerator could also make this loud buzzing noise. You will normally notice a cooling problem when the refrigerator has one of these failures. Since the refrigerator is under warranty, I recommend that you have it checked by a technician based on your description of a loud buzzing noise. Keep in mind that the technician may have a difficult time diagnosing and repairing a problem if the refrigerator is not making that noise during the service visit. You may consider recording the noise if it intermittent. This may help the technician.

You can call 1-800-469-4663 (1-800-4MY-HOME) to speak with a technical specialist and schedule service if necessary.

If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will try to assist you further.
by Lyle W Earned 3,227 community points in Refrigerators
May 6th, 2011
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