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    Model Number: js42seddbda
    Brand: Jenn-Air
    Age: 6-10 years

    My refrigerator has been making a buzzing/humming sound for about 30 minutes. It stops completely whenever I open a ref or freezer door but then starts up again a few seconds later. I do not hear any clicking sound. On the advice of this board, I had my sealed unit replaced about 6 months ago--it was very expensive, so I am obviously frustrated at my new problem. Any idea?

    quick update: the noise appears to be coming from the area where the ice maker is. But the ice maker is off and has been off for months. There is some frost build up on some of the shelves. The fan is running a lot and the top panel of the machine is hot. I turned everything off--not sure if there was right but I don't want to do more damage.
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    Sounds like the evaporator fan motor is making that noise, thats basically right were its at behind the ice maker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Sounds like the evaporator fan motor is making that noise, thats basically right were its at behind the ice maker.

    Jake
    Thanks Jake--I ended up turning it on before bedtime last night. I woke up to no more noise and a 38-0 read on temp. Do you think there is a problem with the fan or was that extended peiord normal?

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    Its really hard to say unless it contines to do it enough to pinpoint it.

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    Sounds like we've got the same problem although I'm further along with it. The evaporator pan is freezing over and water is dripping onto the fan area and freezing causing noise. This will eventually come down into the entire freezer area and build up. I've had several things replaced including the entire pan and still it has not solved this. Can someone help us out on this? Thanks!

    Here is a link to another thread I posted on about this:
    http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...fan-noise.html

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    After the initial day of the buzzing noise, everything seems to be working great now. So I wonder if this was just temporary or if there is more to come later.

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