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Freezer fan making loud noises!!!

Have had the fridge for over a year, just recently the fan whistles,pulsates and sounds awful like it's dying????

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Hi: When the circulating fan between the freezer and fresh food compartment goes it will make a racket. like a bird chirping or a flying saucer. It's toast at this point. As repairs go it's not expensive (that's grading on a scale.) If you are handy the fan will be about $40.00. It's mounted behind the plate in back of the freezer. Get a parts list and diagram for it it will show you where it goes. Sears parts is a good place to go for that on line. I hope this helps, Jeff

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