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FIXED 363.58042891 Kenmore Side By Side intermittently makes short buzzing sound

strfkr

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Jan 23, 2017
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Location
Bronx, NY
Model Number
363.58042891
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
Hello,
I have a Kenmore side by side fridge that works fine but it has been making an intermittent buzzing sound lately.
It started out making the noise every once in a while but has become more frequent over the last few weeks. It now occurs about every 30 or 45 minutes and lasts for about 7-10 seconds.
There are no signs that anything else is wrong. Freezer and fridge are both cold. The motor and/or compressor do not sound any different.

Any ideas?
 

strfkr

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ps
It has an ice maker but it is not hooked up to a water source.

Not sure how old the fridge is but it is probably close to 10 years old.
 

bigbuck

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Refrigeration Noise - Buzzing



Buzzing Noises

If the refrigerator has an ice maker but is not connected to a water supply, the water valve will make a buzzing or clicking sound as it tries to fill the ice maker.
Check that the ice maker is turned off if the refrigerator is not connected to a water supply.

To turn the Ice Maker Off

The On/Off switch for the ice maker is a wire shutoff arm located on the side of the ice maker.
 

strfkr

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Bronx, NY
That was it.
I had a feeling it had to do with the ice maker. Seems that the arm was jammed under the ice maker.
I think I am just going to remove the ice maker since the fridge is no where near a water source.

Thanks a lot for the help.
 
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