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Loud Motor Within the last hour, the motor has become noticeably louder. It is coming from the middle of the fridge- I think. Excessive vibration from the motor. When I open the door the motor stops and when I close it starts up again.

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I had the same issue. On the hottest day of the summer I simply took the entire bottom freezer shelf out, frozen items and all, the secondary tray and then removed the one screw from the back panel. The panel does not come far away because of the electrical connections, but I did expose the central fan with connections in place. I could only see small amounts of ice but after 3 minutes of a hair dryer on that fan, two larger chunks of ice fell out and the problem was solved.

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It's probably the circulator fan. It will be inside the fridge or freezer, behind a protector. You'll have to remove all the stuff in front of it, shelves, etc, to get at it. Something has fallen into it, or it has ice nearby. You may have to do a manual defrost. If you find lots of ice, your defrost system has a problem. Locate your defrost timer and mark the little movable part on it with white-out to see if it moves. It should take an hour to see any change. It should hum if it's working.

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