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Refrigirator is about 4 years old.It is making a loud and high pitch noise from the fan behind and above the ice maker. It is like the fan is blowing against the register and crating an organ like sound;not always and varying in pitch. Any ideas?

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Clean everthing around the fan, if the noise persists replace the fan motor the bearings may be bad and causing the noise.

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