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Amana refrig, purchased 10/03/2005, Mod# ABB2224DEW, SN

Customer Question

Amana refrig, purchased 10/03/2005, Mod# ***** SN 11893850GP;,cleaned, vacuumed coils on Jun 26 due to accumulated dust and some noise (humming, whirring). Clnd front coils w/ vacuum $ log brush - retrieved a lot of dust; took off back cover and vac fan cavity & coils remaining from back. Making humming noise every few minutes; freezer fan is running constantly; temp for refrig & freezer is set at 2; we are in a hot humid weather spell.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 3 months ago.

Hello this is Dave and welcome to Just Answer. You didn't mention if it was cooling. Is the noise the only problem? Is the noise coming from in the bottom near the back?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
items are cold (frozen in freezer); humming from bottom back of box. My owners manual indicates this noise is NORMAL operating noise and might be related to hot, humid weather. ???
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 3 months ago.

It is likely the compressor. Is it a repeating rhythm coming from the large black sealed motor in the back? That is normal when the compressor is working hard to keep up. You can stop the fan blade with a rag for a short time to be able to tell if that is where the noise is coming from.

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