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I have a 1976 model Sears Coldspot that is making a girgling/grinding sound from the freezer area. I remove the fan cover plate and the fan was rotating ok but every so often it would hesitate and slow down. I remove the frozen food and put it in another unit I have. I was afraid that the temperature would fall and I'd lose my products. It seems to run continuously making that deep grinding sound. Any idseas?

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If the temp has risen,check and make sure its not stuck in defrost mode,if it is advance the defrost timer ahead so the compressor again starts and runs,the only other thing would be the motor that you said is slowing down is getting noisy bearings and make that grinding sound,the gurgling noise could be just freon/refrigerant moving through the evaporator coils in the freezer

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