Return to the Appliances Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Samsung RFG238 noise question

Posted by foodonastump (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 17, 13 at 10:00

I've had this fridge installed for a couple weeks now and it's driving me crazy. I can deal with the occasional vibrating that goes away with a good shake. I can deal with the various pops and odd mechanical noises as it does whatever it is it does, presumably related to the two ice makers. But there's an underlying droning noise that's driving me absolutely nuts.

It's not a loud noise, it's a deep, oscillating sound. The best way that I can describe it is imagine you're at the beach and you hear the diesels of a large boat way out in the distance. This sound reverberates around the first floor of the house. In fact it took me a while to figure out it was the fridge.

Any owners experience this, or non-owners have suggestions? I imagine if I call for service they'll tell me it's normal operating noise, especially since it's not loud. But it's maddening, and I don't even have good hearing. It's making me hate this otherwise acceptable fridge. I'd take the louder but steady sound of my old GE in a heartbeat over this.

TIA for any thoughts.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Samsung RFG238 noise question

Before this drops too far...

RFG237AARS
RFG238AARS

I've got the 238, lowes model which has 2 ice makers. Just documenting the proper model numbers in case anyone googles and wants to find an unhappy customer. I will call Samsung and post a follow up.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Appliances Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here