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My ice maker doesn't make ice anymore and the fridge makes a knocking noise anywhere between 3-12 times every hour or so

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Hi,
The knocking is the compressor either trying to start or shutting down... the mounting frame has cracked or the bolts came loose...

there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

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