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Maytag Refrigerator Is Making a Lot of Noise

Refrigerator making loud noises

Is your Maytag refrigerator making a lot of noise?

Here is how to fix it.

It is normal for refrigerators to make different sounds while operating. If your Maytag refrigerator is making noises, which are louder than usual, it can be a little disconcerting and annoying for everyone. These unusual sounds can be caused by a number of things, from a faulty component to something caught up in one of the moving parts. These issues are easily solved by calling your local refrigerator repair technician but that’s not always necessary.

Follow these simple tips to get your Maytag refrigerator working properly:

Refrigerator leveling legs

Make sure the refrigerator is properly leveled

If your refrigerator is making vibration noise, it might not be level. Locate the refrigerator legs or leveling screws on the bottom front of your refrigerator. Adjust the refrigerator legs using an adjustable wrench and a bubble level to be sure your appliance is horizontally leveled.

Clutter on top of a refrigerator

Check if there are any items on top of the refrigerator

Do not use the top of your refrigerator for items storage, as they may cause a rattling or banging noise when the compressor turns on. It’s best to keep the top and sides of the refrigerator free of obstructions.

refrigerator drainage pan

Check the very bottom of your refrigerator

A drain pan may be loose or inserted incorrectly and could vibrate causing a noise. In this case, it should be repositioned. You may just have to pull it out and re-insert it until it fits securely in place.

Parts that could be causing your fridge to make noise

If you have applied all the tips above but your Maytag refrigerator is still making a loud noise, a visit from your local refrigerator repair technician visit might be required. To schedule a service appointment, please contact Denver Appliance Pros.

Internal problems that might be causing your fridge to make noises:

Refrigerator fan blade

Damaged fan blade

If your Maytag refrigerator is noisy, either the evaporator or condenser fan blade can be damaged. The blades may scrape against a panel or bracket. Check both blades to determine whether they have any obstructions. If so, they can be replaced independently of the motors.

Refrigerator evaporator fan motor

Faulty evaporator fan motor

If the evaporator fan motor of your refrigerator is defective, it will generate a lot of noise. Pay attention that noise will be much louder when the refrigerator door is opened. If you have determined this component is the source of noise, replace it with a new one.

Refrigerator condenser fan motor

Malfunctioning condenser fan motor

If your Maytag refrigerator is making a grinding sound, the condenser fan motor bearings might be defective. The motor is usually located underneath the refrigerator near the back. The malfunctioning condenser fan motor should be replaced.

water inlet valve

Water inlet valve

The water inlet valve is a valve, which opens to supply water to the refrigerator dispenser and icemaker. If your Maytag refrigerator is especially noisy when the icemaker is filling, it is likely that the inlet valve is malfunctioning. Mineral deposits can build up in the valve creating a restriction that causes the noise. A restricted valve should be replaced.

Worn out compressor

The compressor pumps refrigerant through the condenser and evaporator coils to cool the refrigerator and freezer compartments. If the noise is coming from the compressor, it might be wearing out. It is recommended to have licensed appliance repair technician to inspect your Maytag refrigerator and replace the compressor if necessary.

Refrigerator compressor

Is your refrigerator still making noise? You may need help.

We have identified the most common things that might be causing the issue with your Maytag refrigerator, but there are other parts that could be at fault as well. Do not hesitate to call us and schedule a service appointment!

Noise pollution is one of the unavoidable hazards of modern life. Refrigerators tend to be noisy because they cycle on and off. According to statistics, the normal refrigerator humming level is approximately 40 dBA. If your refrigerator seems to hum all the time or the humming sound is very loud, do let it overwhelm your home!

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