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Freezer noise when door closed

A humming/vibe rating noise that stops when the freezer door is open. Seems to be coming from side of unit by the ice maker. Side by side 10 yr old model.

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Most likely a noise from the freezer fan motor. Possibly the plastic blades are cracked or a piece broke off causing an off balance condition. They could also be rubbing some excess ice back there.

Posted on Jun 30, 2015

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