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What would cause an intermittent buzzer noise from a Samsung RF217ACRS refrigerator? It otherwise works fine.

Every few minutes or couple of hours I hear a short medium loud "buzzer" type noise from this refrigerator. It is about 2 years old and otherwise seems to work fine. The ice maker is not being nor has it ever been used. Technician couldn't fix it because he never heard the noise during his visit. He said it could be a relay (he pointed to the lower right aft side of the fridge) or the compressor. There does seem to be a short soft hum before and after the buzzer noise. Samsung online chat agent was worthless. Please help! And thank you.

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  • Rod Neville Aug 28, 2012

    Thanks, Rigger. Even though I at first dismissed your suggestion since the buzzer noise seems to be more external, I checked the ice maker switch and found it ON. I have turned it OFF and will monitor it. I hope you are right, Rigger! I'll let you know.

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That's the icemaker cycling.Ifya don't have water connected,it's still think'n its filling trays and dumping frozen cubes and all that stuff.Turn off the icemaker.Rigger said that.C-YAAaaaaaaaaaaaa

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Testimonial: "More than a day without a noise! Thanks, Rigger!"

  • Rigger Aug 30, 2012

    You're more than welcom my friend.My answer was from experience,as alway.Rigger

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