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Fridge sounds like it's passing gas

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Newbie
Aug 19, 2019
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Fridge sounds like it's passing gas

As the title says. The fridge is making continuous noises that sound like passing gas or depressurizing near the top rear of the fridge when the doors are open. It's a 2 year old samsung double door fridge. At first I thought it was just gas coming out of my kimchi containers or pickles but it wasn't. Fridge works perfectly fine but I'm super puzzled by the noise. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Deal Addict
Apr 18, 2013
3498 posts
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Canada
Your first mistake was buying a Samsung appliance.

Did you clean the condenser coils?
[OP]
Newbie
Aug 19, 2019
47 posts
62 upvotes
gbill2004 wrote: Your first mistake was buying a Samsung appliance.

Did you clean the condenser coils?
unfortunately the appliances came with the house.

will take a look at the coils today. thanks
Deal Expert
Feb 24, 2007
15064 posts
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I can't think of anything that would produce the farting sound on a fridge except some form of a (door open) warning device that has failed (a speaker or the electronic driver board).
Deal Addict
May 23, 2009
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Mississauga
What is the model number? Is it equipped with an air purifier/ deodorizing filter?
Member
Nov 13, 2019
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Toronto
The kinda gas after having too much Mexican food?
Member
Dec 11, 2011
286 posts
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CALEDON
timofeewho wrote: The kinda gas after having too much Mexican food?
Man you took the joke RIGHT OUT OF MY MIND DAMMIT. GOOD FOR YOU hahahahah
Deal Fanatic
Oct 6, 2007
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Kootenays
Some fridges make a lot of noise when auto-defrosting, but ours is more of a clunking sound than a fart sound.
Deal Guru
May 29, 2006
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the fan which cools your fridge is located in the rear top (on the inside of the fridge).

its likely filling with ice inside the fan cavity, i suspect one day you will come home and find your fridge is not cooling in the fridge side.

lots of youtube videos on this issue if you are semi handy.
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Jun 26, 2009
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GTA
Remove beans from the fridge.

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