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Offline bigdave

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Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« on: June 09, 2008, 10:11:59 AM »

Our refrigerator is cooling good and seem to run fine, but every now and then it make a lot of noise.

Best I can tell the noise is coming from the back of the freezer.

Any idea's what it could be?

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Re: Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 10:17:22 AM »
That is your defrost system. Mine does the same thing.
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Re: Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 11:39:55 AM »
Hi,

See if you notice if it only does it when the fan is running.
If it only makes the noise when the fan is running then I would replace the evaporator fan motor in the freezer.
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Re: Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 12:39:37 PM »
I have noticed that is when the fan is running.

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Re: Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 12:42:09 PM »
Your evaporator fan motor is Part # 482731
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Re: Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 12:47:58 PM »
I have noticed that is when the fan is running.

I would then replace the evaporator fan motor in that freezer.

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Re: Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008, 07:31:35 AM »
I would put some zoom oil on the fan motor before replacing it.
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Re: Noisy whirlpool refrigerator
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 08:21:47 AM »
Your evaporator fan motor is Part # 482731

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