How To Fix A Noisy Refrigerator – Fan Motor Troubleshooting






If your refrigerator is making a buzzing noise or a constant repetitive clicking noise, here are 2 reasons why that can occur. There are 2 different types of fan motors in your refrigerator. One is located in the freezer and this one is called the evaporator fan motor. The other is located behind your fridge and it is called the condenser fan motor. To repair and stop this buzzing or humming noise, first make sure the fan blade is not hitting anything. If the fan, motor and surrounding areas look fine, you will more than likely need to remove and replace the fan blade or fan motor.



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To repair a buzzing or noisy refrigerator you will need some basic tools and of course the fan motor you are going to swap out. First determine where the noise is coming from. If it is inside the freezer then you need to buy a new refrigerator evaporator fan motor. If the noise is coming from the bottom and back of the fridge you will need a refrigerator condenser fan motor.




Here is what a noisy refrigerator evaporator fan motor will sound like.


Here is what a noisy refrigerator condenser fan motor will sound like.


Here is a video to show how to replace a noisy refrigerator evaporator fan motor.


Here is a video to show how to replace a noisy refrigerator condenser fan motor.





 Do you know of another method to repair a buzzing or noisy refrigerator? Please leave a comment below.

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