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Ice maker is making weird noise

My ice maker is making this weird noise... Its very high pitched, continous and the only way I can think to describe it is like someone stepping on the gas then letting off then stepping back on it.. it never stops. It's driving me insane. Please help!!

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If it gets louder when you open the freezer door, and seems to be coming from the rear wall (about 2/3 of the way up), then it is probably not your ice maker. It is your evaporator fan motor, which can't really be serviced. The good news is that it isn't too expensive, and it is fairly easy to replace.

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