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Need a service manual to take appart back panel of fridge

I have a GE Profile Refrige model # PSC23shmb. There is a fan just below the Ice make motor behind the back wall panel of the freezer section that is making a grinding noise as if the blades are hitting the cover. when I press on the panel, the noise can stop or get worse depending on how I put pressure on it. I need the service manual to tell me how to take off the back panel to look inside. Thanks.

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    Victor May 11, 2010

    Hi, I don't have a manual but I can give you an idea. UNPLUG the refrigerator. There should be screws holding the rear panel up. remove the scres and the panel should release. Some models you will need to remove the ice maker also.
    If this doesn't help you, maybe someone else will have a service manual.

    Vic

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