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Intermittent buzzing sound

The fridge and freezer are still working, but there is a buzzing sound that lasts for about 10 seconds every ten minutes or so. Our ice maker and water dispenser are not hooked up. Any ideas what's up with the buzzing? Thanks

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I would check hte wire harness leadngto the door under hte freezer hinge. itll be wrapped in a black web like covering. Just under hte unit itself follow ht ewire and unplug hte harness. then carfully cut hte black webbing and inspect wires. there tends ot be apinch point there and the wires will sheer from one another, . if so there is no replcing hte harness, the door would have to be replaced at a cost of nealry $600. not enough room for a wire nut, but hav had sucess using stright inline bullet style connector, or others have sucessfully soldered connections back in place

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Replace the Motor Module on the ice maker. I had the exact same issue.

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The ice maker has stopped working. The red led light blinks when the freezer door is opened. Any thoughts?

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