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Frigidaire side by side freezer - LOUD noise...

Frigidaire side by side freezer is making a very loud noise that just started this morning. It stopped freezing ice cream about 3 months ago but was still able to freeze everything else and create ice cubes. I cleaned the bottom of the fridge (condeser coils?) already. If I turn the knob to make the freezer not as cold then the noise goes away for like 10 mins and comes back. Its is a very loud noise...definitely not just humming.

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  • m_zeng103 Nov 12, 2009

    Thanks for the quick reply. When I have the freezer door opened, it still makes the noise. I will definitely check out your suggestions tonight when I get home. I have no idea what part is what...is there a diagram to these components?

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It sounds like the evaporator fan is hitting ice that is built up on the evaporator coil. When it's making the noise, open the freezer door and see if it stops.
(Most models are wired so that the evaporator fan cuts off when the freezer door is open.)
Check the inside back, lower panel of the freezer for ice built up or frost on it. If there is, you have a defrost problem that is most likley a bad heater. It's located around the coil inside the freezer behind the panel you will be looking at. The defrost problem would explain the freezer not freezing ice cream.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Testimonial: "I turned off the freezer side and it defrost for a few hours. Then I turned it back on and its working fine for 2 days now. "

  • keith Oct 04, 2012

    I found Ice built up on the back panel of the freezer. Can the heater unit be replaced and if so how is it accomplished.

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