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Refrigerator fan running but not cooling, making loud noise

My side by side is only 2 years old, and now this week it has not been working properly. the fan is running but, it is making a really loud screaching noise. really annoying, the freezer was working for a few days, but now it is no longer working either, it is not making ice, ore freezing, the fan is turning but, likewise it is making a noise,I have no clue what to do or what to look for, please someone give me some tips. I do not have a manual, after the hurricane I purchased this, and we had to move, and it got misplaced. any advice? thanks a million for your input!

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Shayon, what is the model number? Maybe I can help you out. Scott

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