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Sub Zero side by side loud noise when the fan/motor is running

It always ran very quietly and now when the motor kicks on it's much louder - no banging or clicking just sounds like a beat up motor - when I open the panel above - it doesn't look like I can easily access anything (blocked by a large white panel) i thought maybe I could check filters, fans etc. for debris or wear. Help! Thanks.

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Re: Sub Zero side by side loud noise when the fan/motor...

Sound like you condensor fan motor is going out... it might be a Compressor problem.. .check the condensor fan motor and proper air flow..

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