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Refrigerator Making Loud Noise And How To Fix It

When your refrigerator making loud noises that you haven’t noticed before, it’s important to take a little time to investigate the source of the noise. Nothing is more irritating than a loud refrigerator and you want to determine whether it may be a serious (and potentially costly) problem. At All Austin Repairs, we aim to help you figure out what’s causing the noise and how to remedy the situation!

when a Fridge making noise, look where the noise is coming from. 

If you hear a rattling noise that seems to be coming from the bottom, it’s likely the drain pan. Repairing the drain pan is very easy. Remove the front bottom cover or rear panel, depending on the model. Detect the source of the vibration around the drain pan. You can tape the drain to the cabinet around it, and the noise should disappear.

Loud noises coming from the back of your refrigerator could indicate an issue with the defrost timer, condenser fan, or compressor. A noisy refrigerator compressor isn’t uncommon. However, replacing the compressor is very expensive. If you are not sure about the source of the noise in the compressor area, it’s better to call an appliance repair specialist.
If you determine the condenser fan causes the noise, try cleaning away dust and debris that may have accumulated between the fan blades using a soft brush. Be sure to unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or repairing it!

A noise coming from inside your refrigerator is probably the fan that circulates air through your appliance’s freezer and fridge sections. You can make certain this is the problem by pushing the light switch in the freezer; if the circulation fan is the culprit, the noise will get louder. The only fix for this is to replace the fan.

Condenser Fan 

Not all refrigerators have condenser fans. However, if yours does, it may be located behind an access panel on the back of the fridge. As mentioned above, you’ll need to clean away any dirt or other debris that could obstruct the condenser motor fan. You’ll also want to inspect the rubber grommets for any signs of wear and tear.

When Fridge Makes Clicking Sound

When the fridge makes clicking sound and it’s not cooling, it’s a relay starter issue. Replacing the relay is easy, and the unit must be disconnected from the outlet before making any repairs. The starter relay sits on the compressor and often fails due to a dirty condenser coil. Clean the condenser coil after replacing the relay.

Evaporator Fan

Located at the back of the freezer section of the refrigerator, the evaporator fan can be accessed by removing the freezer’s contents and accessing the inside panel, which may have screws or clips holding it in place. A screwdriver may be necessary to remove screws, and you’ll want to see if the blade is operating smoothly by spinning it. Check wires and all components for signs of wear and tear, along with grommets. If the fan blade doesn’t move freely or there are signs of damage or corrosion on wires or connectors, it may be necessary to replace these parts.


Refrigerator compressor noise is a common complaint; however, in some cases, the noise source is the condenser fan. You can determine which it is by unplugging the motor of the condenser fan, plugging your refrigerator back in, and seeing if the noise continues. If it does, it could be the compressor. Diagnosing the noise and which parts cause it is a more significant issue, and a professional should diagnose and confirm it.

Several issues could be responsible for refrigerator noise, some simple and easy to fix and others more complex. Removing dust, dirt, and debris from condenser and evaporator motor fans makes for smoother, quieter operation.

If you still can’t determine what’s making all the racket, contact All Austin Repairs. Knowing that a professional technician has diagnosed and repaired your appliance can give you peace of mind. We’ve also shared a few tips for cleaning your refrigerator for those interested!

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