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Why is it that my refrigerator does not get cold and my freezer is not making ice

2 weeks ago the fan blowing out the cold air in the refrigerator started to make a loud noise. The noise has disappeared, but nothing is blowing air although the refrigerator is running. Also My ice maker is not working. The digital temp display constantly blinks.

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SOUNDS LIKE YOU EVAPORATOR FAN HAS EITHER SEIZED----REPLACE; OR WAS BANGING ON ICE AND FINALLY STOPPED ---DEFROST

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SOURCE: LG refrigerator makes loud noise and then stops running.

You are seriously frozen up. Defrost the unit completely. Then, be aware that 'window shopping', leaving uncovered liquids in the box and poor door sealing (too heavy a load on the door ... too much on shelves) can cause condensation. Defrost with hot air or leave unplugged and open for about 2 days. You'll see alot of water come out.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: loud noise from the freezer side

The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.

Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).

Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.

Posted on Sep 20, 2008

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the fan behind the ice maker is iced up poss fault defrost heater gone try total defrost faor a list 36 hrs restart it noise come back then you need to repace the defrost heater hope this helps

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Refrigerator GSS201EPWW is making a loud noise

This is the fan motor making noise but the fan motor is probably ok. The main board supplies voltage to the motor and can cause it to make strange noises.

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

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SOURCE: Ice maker makes noise like it is working but turned off

Hi,
If you want to have a working ice maker it will need to be replaced. You can buy the whole unit part # 1129316 for almost the same price as any of the individual parts. Behind the unit on the back wall is a plug with several wires unplug this plug to disable the icemaker.
If I can be of further assistance please let me know.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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