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We have a LG GC L197NFS refrigerator that consinately makes noise (like fan). That fluctuates between loud an normal. If we move or even open door it goes quieter left alone it stays noisy

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SOURCE: FREEZER SOUNDS VERY NOISY

that because the internal fan is hiting the ice or has bad bushings you can hear the noise just with the door close because when you open the door there is a switch the one turns off the internal fan so when you close the door it turn on the fan again if you wants to hear that with the door open just open the door and push the botton swich with your fingers and you'll hear the noise

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SOURCE: Refrigerator making loud noise and fan: help!

take raer panel off inside freezer and check there is no ice build up which is hitting the fan

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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I have the sam eproblem...another site I went to said it is ice build up on the fan. Unplug the frig for an hour (don't open the doors or everything will spoil) and then plug in...it may defrost a bit and allow the fan to turn freely.

Posted on Sep 22, 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 Advantium 120 Microwave fan stays on, off only when door open

Looking at the schematic in the service manual here, I would say relay RY6 on the small sub PCB (relay board) has shorted contacts.

That's the relay that runs both the fan and turntable.

It's possible that it may be a bad connection or driving component on that board, but in my experience, it's virtually always a stuck relay.

The part number on the relay as shown in the photo is hard to read, but it looks like "OJ-SH-112LM".

I should have one of these or I can point you to one if you want to contact me with the exact number.

Feel free to contact me directly (and please remind me of your full model number) for more information & help.

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Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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