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Fan begins to make noise - then fridge stops cooling

LG Model lrbc22522st:
After noise starts I defrost the back wall of freezer with warm water and or hair dryer. But within weeks the noise returns. I read on your site (I think) about cutting away some insulation to give the fan more room but I don't know how to get to the fan. I was unclear how to remove the back wall of the freezer and if I had to also remove the icemaker as well.
Could there be a leak of some kind behind the freezer wall causing ice buildup and fan interuption?
Any help would be appreciated.
-Phil

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  • phil_hendric Dec 15, 2008

    Hello and thanks for the suggestions.



    · Hissing and popping is normal on frost free refrigerators, it is the defrost heater

    The noise is not hissing or popping. It sounds like a fan blade hitting something. It only makes the sound when the circulating fan is on.

    · Check that the refrigerator is level

    Fridge is level.

    · Check the drain pan

    Drain pan is fine.

    · Check the condensor fan

    I cleaned the condensor fan and it works fine.

    · Check the evaporator fan

    I think the evaporator fan is the fan I was referring to. Is it the fan that circulates cold air into the refrigerator compartment from the freezer? If so, that is the fan that can get encumbered by ice and icy insulation preventing cold air from getting into the refrigerator compartment. So cutting away the insulation would be a solution. Is this the same fan?

    · Inspect the compressor mounts

    I will inspect these this evening.



    Many thanks!



    -Phil

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