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Samsung sr s20 fridge freezer fan rattling

A fan in the back of the fridge is rattling constantly. This fan stops for a while after opening the fridge door.

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  • Rietveld Nov 27, 2012

    SR-2028C it says as model number in the frisge compartment. The electric circuit tag says DA68-00484A

  • Rietveld Nov 27, 2012

    I don't see any real east way to open the back of this machine. I guess Samsung doesnt want me to either :-)

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  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 27, 2012

    You are talking about the fan in the freezer section correct?

  • Rietveld Nov 28, 2012

    Richard, no. It is a fan behind the fridge. When I bang on the back of the fridge part (lower middlesection of the machine) the rattling lessens a bit for a while. Like I am banging the ice off the fan.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Nov 28, 2012

    Do you see ice on the back panel of the freezer or behind it? You may need a new defrost thermostat.


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