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Model # 795.75286.402 Motor running load

Our Kenmore bottom freezer refrigerator's motor is running much loader than normal and it totally stops when the doors open. Anyone seeing a similar problem?

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The evap fan motor most likely is running loud due to a ice build up around the fan and the fan blade is hitting it and making a loud , irriting noise. Shut the ref off. If you are mechanical, remove the draw and the back cover, clear out the ice. Also, the ice may have been caused because the sensors-- thermistors--- are not located properly. look at the ceiling of the freezer and you see a small holder piece. the part is located there. tahke the cover off and take the thermistor that may be buried in the ceiling and pull it down and locate it in the holder, reinstall the holder. Not also, there is another one in the ref section to do the same thing

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