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Amana Refrigerator Makes Loud Noise

Amana was founded in 1934 and since that time, they have made some of the best refrigerators on the market. If your Amana refrigerator is making a loud sound, what can you do to fix it?

An Amana refrigerator can make loud noises due to several reasons. Defective motor grommets in the evaporator fan motor can cause increased vibration and noise. Worn out compressor isolators can result in significant vibration noise. A faulty damper control can also cause loud noises such as rattling, clicking, or thumping.

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Defective Motor Grommets

The motor grommet in an evaporator fan motor is an often understated item. It has the simple task of isolating the motor and keeping it from vibrating against the mounting bracket.

Motor grommets continue to work for many years but it is not out of the question for one of them to become defective or to wear out over time. As the grommet wears out, vibration increases and the noise increases along with it.

This is a common problem in Amana refrigerators. It is one of the first places to look when you hear a rattling or humming associated with vibration.

To replace the worn motor grommets, you will have to remove the motor from the bracket. The grommet itself is a simple device and relatively inexpensive.

After replacing the motor grommet, the noise should be significantly reduced.

Defective Compressor Isolators

A significant amount of vibration is produced by the compressor in your Amana refrigerator. The compressor isolators do exactly what the name would suggest, they isolate the compressor from mounting brackets and other items to reduce vibration noise.

If compressor isolators have become defective or if they are wearing out, they can cause a significant amount of vibration noise. It is similar to the motor grommets that we discussed above.

Compressor isolators are separate from the compressor itself, so you can replace the isolators without replacing the compressor. You will have to unmount the compressor to remove the isolators and put the new ones in place.

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It is best if you disconnect the refrigerator from the power source before doing any work on the compressor. Work carefully, because you are working with gas under pressure.

Faulty Damper Control

It is common for refrigerators to generate loud noises when the damper control is not operating properly. The damper helps to redirect and adjust airflow within your Amana refrigerator.

When the damper has become damaged or even if it is dirty, it may not operate properly. As the airflow is being adjusted within your Amana refrigerator, you may hear loud noises, such as rattling, clicking, or thumping.

If the damper control is damaged, it should be replaced. As a result, the airflow within the refrigerator will be restored as well as quiet operation.

When you see any debris or a buildup of ice on the damper control, it should be cleaned or thawed. This should be enough to bring the quiet operation of the refrigerator back again.

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Common Reasons Why a Amana Refrigerator Makes Noise

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We count on our refrigerators to run without any problems. What can you do if your refrigerator is making a loud noise?

A loud buzzing or clicking sound can be the result of a failing compressor. Remove the compressor from the refrigerator and test it using a multimeter. The compressor can sometimes be fixed but in most cases, it must be replaced.

Here are five common reasons why your refrigerator may be making a loud noise and how to fix them.

Dirty Condenser Coils

When condenser coils become clogged with dust and debris, it makes the compressor work harder. Since the compressor is working harder, it will make noise.

Solution: Clean the coils with a vacuum cleaner or soft brush. Make this a regular part of your household cleaning to ensure that problems are kept to a minimum.

Faulty Condenser/Evaporator Fan Motor

Both the evaporator and the condenser fans could wear out over time. In either case, the typical sign of such a faulty fan motor is a loud noise. Some of these noises can include clicking, humming, grinding, rattling, and buzzing.

Solution: Both the evaporator and condenser fan motors can be replaced. Prior to replacing them, you can remove them from the refrigerator and test them with a multimeter.

If the motors don’t check for continuity, they are faulty and must be replaced.


An icemaker can generate noise due to it being jammed and frozen. As the auger tries to turn, it can create a loud clicking or banging sound.

Solution: Remove the icemaker components from the refrigerator and visually inspect them. In many cases, you will see the buildup of ice when you first start this process. Faulty or damaged parts should be replaced.

Loose Parts

There are many moving parts in a refrigerator and some that don’t move. If they are not attached properly and are loose or worn, they could begin making a vibrating and rattling sound.

Some common parts that experience this type of rattling include the ice maker, tubing, and loose pipes.

Solution: Carefully inspect the interior of the refrigerator for any loose or rattling parts. You can do so visually, by feeling for loose parts, or by trying to pinpoint the sound they are making.

After you fasten the loose parts in place, the smooth and quiet operation of the refrigerator should return.

Out Of Level

The refrigerator should be level and if it isn’t, it could produce a buzzing or rattling noise. This is due to vibrations that can occur when the unit is not leveled properly.

Solution: The solution to an unlevel refrigerator is straightforward. Most refrigerators are designed with leveling feet that can be adjusted to bring the refrigerator to the proper level.

Let us now consider some of the brand-specific reasons why refrigerators could be making loud noises.

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