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Noisy fan in freezer stops when refrigerator doors open not when freezer opens

Lately our Kenmore French Door refrigerator model 795.78409.802 has been making a weird (and loud) humming noise, apparently from the freezer section. It isn't constant, and seems to be worse at night for some reason. We had seen some ice on the back wall of the freezer, I presume near where the fan is, so we scraped that off and it seemed to be a little better. The next day, the noise was just as bad and there wasn't the icy build up on the freezer as there was before. When we open the refrigerator portion, the noise stops, but when we open the freezer, the noise just continues and sounds louder, which is why I assume it's the freezer fan that is causing the problem. We couldn't get either the drawer or the door off of the freezer to get "up close and personal" with the back of the freezer, so I don't know if there's something else going on or not. Any suggestions? The space for our fridge is very limited and this was the only one that would fit in our tight spot when we had to replace it 3 years ago. Not to mention, we can't afford to have to buy another refrigerator so soon after buying this one...so any help/suggestions are appreciated. I can't stand the noise...this has got to be the noisiest refrigerator I have ever had the displeasure of owning. Thanks for your help!

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The noise you hear is more than likely the fan hitting on ice buildup on the coils and you need to replace the "defrost thermostat" located on the coils in the freezer. Here is the part to order.
Here is a video to walk you thru the process. The model may be different but the process is the same.
Keep me posted.

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Sounds like the freezer fan is rubbing some wires or possible some foam insulation around the fan. I would look into the freezer compartment fan and go from there. The fan Will Shut off when you open the doors. Let me know how you make out and if you need anymore help.

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take the cover off the fan in the freezer section and see if the fan blade is loose or hitting ice the blade just pushes on make sure the mountings are tight its probably the blade but you might need to replace the motor if i reamber correctly on the cover there is a screw at the bottom you remove then slide the cover up and its on hooks plastic hooks built on the cover ok

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SOURCE: loud noise from the freezer side

The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.

Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).

Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.

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I don't usually buy the service plan but I did for this unit (hey it's gen 1). The service guy said he has seen this problem quite a bit and that LG created a new RCM board to fix it (part# BBR34917104). Apparently the OEM board didn't detect the ice build up on the fan motor very well. I had the new board installed two days ago and defrosted the freezer. So far so good, I'll post again if I have any further issues.

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SOURCE: Sears Bottom Freezer Refrigerator - Loud humming noise

That sound is usually your icemaker calling for water. you can turn off your icemaker by lifting the little arm on the icemaker. As the icemaker calls for water the valve will be activated and will hum. This sound is usually not very loud. If your valve is making that much noise you may consider replacing the valve. The part number for you water inlet valve is #2315533 The retail price is $60.18 . I do have these on hand and available to ship out today if you need one. Please just let me know. You may also consider replacing your filter if your refrigerator has one. Thanks and I hope this will fixYa
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