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Tempreture on fridge too high ice build up in fridge mahes noise like a tractor

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Your automatic defrost cycle may not be working. Feel the walls inside and if they are hard solid you have ice build up and the fan is hitting the walls or ice making the noise. Unplug your fridge for 2 days and let the ice in the walls melt. Put towels on floor to catch water. Plug it back in and it should run fine for a couple of weeks until the ice builds up again. You have a bad timer and it isn't letting the defrost cycle come on. Defrost cycle are heating elements that melt the ice build up and runs about 10 mins once a day or so. This will give you time to check if an afforable repair can be done or a replacement fridge.

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If you have a constant squealing noise from the evaporator fan in the freezer, there's a good chance the fan just has failing bearings, and replacing the evaporator fan might solve the problem.

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