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Two things to look for. The fan motor is bad. This happens all the time. Or some thing is keeping the fan from spinning like ice on a frozen coil. If it not iced up yet it will be soon if the unit is running and the fan is not working. I hope this helps. Please leave feedback.

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From what you're describing it sounds like the freezer fan motor is causing the noise you hear. The freezer fan is the only moving part in the freezer section. I recommend replacing the freezer fan motor & fan blade together. If there is ice buildup on the back wall of the freezer then the sound is likely from the fan blade hitting the ice and you will need to defrost the unit.

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