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Loud fan noise near bottom of freezer on my kenmore elite

It just started today the 26th and it stopped once but its loud continuely now.
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There is a fan down on the bottom of your unit it sounds to me like the fan is making the noise as the bearings are getting dry. You should be able to move the unit out from the wall and get behind and look at the fan right next to the compressor. let me know how it goes. ken

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