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MBF1956HES Maytag Fridge makes noise unless freezer drawer is open

ebennettr

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boston, ma
Model Number
MBF1956HES
Brand
Maytag
Age
More than 10 years
My 15 year old fridge/freezer makes a constant noise which stops when the freezer door is opened. The noise is continuous regardless of whether the compressor is running or not. Do I need to give up on the old gal (meaning the fridge_?
 

Jake

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Can you take a video of this noise with your iphone or android and upload it here so we can hear it?

Jake
 

Jake

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It sounds like possibly the evaporator fan motor in the freezer, or the air damper motor in the refrigerator section. If you open either door can you pinpoint the noise better?

Jake
 

ebennettr

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Jake, just did an experiment. When I open the freezer drawer (bottom on this one) and turn off the light in there, manually, the noise starts again. Otherwise, with the drawer open there is no noise. I did test to see if it could come from the ice maker by raising the sensor (?) bar so that it would stop making ice and the noise continued. Don't know if this suggests problems/solutions to you.

I'll send a contribution to thank you for your help. Stay safe.
 

Jake

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Ok, I know what that noise is now, its the evaporator fan motor in your freezer. You'd need to replace it to stop the noise.:)

Here's the evaporator fan motor for your model you can order:
WPW10128551 Evaporator Fan Motor


When you click the evaporator fan motor part link you will see a video on how to replace it.

Jake
 
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