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For the past two hours my refrigerator sounds like air is leaking. Could it be defrosting?

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No not defrosting for two hours. The noise is strange to me. If it was a freon leak it would not last 2 hours. Something is happening that is out of the normal so I would try to locate the area better. Under, inside or turn off to listen if still happens..Sea Breeze

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