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My fridge freezer motor was making a whole lot of noise

The fridge light has blown, the casing does not fit properly and the noise from the motor is extremely loud. It continually makes a cracking noise as if something is being snapped. When you open the door it does quieten down, but does not stop. It now no longer works and with Christmas around the corner we were hoping for a quick cheap fix.

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There is a fan that blows air over the condenser coils under the fridge in the back. You will have to pull the fridge out away from the wall, remove the screws that hold the access plate or panel that covers it. There is probably something catching the fan. This would be a good time to clean as much of the evaporation coils with the light brush or vacuum. It could be the fan is shot but these things operate on a low speed and last a long time. Check this first before doing anything else, The screws are generally removed with w fillips screwdriver of you may have to find a set of small sockets to remove them. It is possible that the compressor is broken in which case you will need a new or used fridge which you can find all over.

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worthwhile checking closer. noisy fan can be due to fan blade hitting ice if there has been a build-up. otherwise needs replacing

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SOURCE: Loud Banging Noise

if its a loud banging noise when the unit kicks off then broken spring in compressor will have to replace compressor check your 2-5th year warrenty in your owners manuel

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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

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SOURCE: Model HSS25IFMCCC GE Refrig motor/fan making loud noise

UN THAW YOUR REFRIGERATOR FOR 8 HOURS IF IT STOPS GREAT IF NOT.REPLACE YOUR FAN/IT IS LOCATED BEHIND THE TOP PANEL OF YOUR FREEZER.UN PLUG YOUR FRIDGE FIRST.BUY THE PART AT A APPLIANCE PARTS STORE,AND YOU CAN DO IT IT IS A EASY REPAIR.

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SOURCE: Fridge and Freezer quit working

If your ice maker has stopped producing ice completely, check these, in this order:

  • It may be turned off. Look for the wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If the wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. If so, try one of these:

    • If your ice maker has a small red plastic lever, lower it to lower the wire.

    • If there's no plastic lever, simply lower the wire.

    In either case, the ice maker should begin producing ice again. Also make sure that the temperature is 8 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. If the freezer is too warm, the ice maker won't cycle properly.

  • The ice maker fill tube may be blocked with ice. If so, melt the blockage using a hair dryer-but be careful to not melt any plastic parts! Also replace the water shut-off valve or water-inlet valve, or both, if necessary.

  • The ice maker head assembly may have broken parts. Look to see if the gears are broken. Check to see if the small plastic arms that rest against the ice rake are broken. If the ice maker head assembly is modular and you've found broken parts, you can just replace it.

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