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My frig is making a noise underneath like a belt is broken or fan blades are hitting something. I unplugged it and replugged it. Sound stopped for a little while then started again. Still cool inside. What is it?

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Hi,
That would be the condenser fan...the bearings start to go bad and the blades start to hit things under there...

They are not that hard to replace and you can easily buy the part online...
Here is a tip about how to buy appliance parts online.

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