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Liebherr CNES 666 freezer - loud fan (?) noise

Hi  I have had my fridge freezer for a couple of years and yesterday all of a sudden it started to defrost with temp going down to -2 (this is the freezer). I am not sure if the door was left open - I don't think it was. Now it is all frosted and making a very loud noise when door is closed.  I think it may be the fan. the temp is back to normal. there is nothing in the instructions about this can anyone help? thank you in advance Abi

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  • coonassmoma Sep 16, 2008

    i have a GE refrigerator/freezer that i have only had for about 4 years. all the sudden one day it started making a loud noise. sometimes it goes away and then it will start up again. now it is very loud. the stuff in the freezer is still frozen. someone told me it was the fan. but how do i fix this. it is driving me crazy. is it an easy fix? will it cost a fortune? HELP HELP HELP!

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AbiH, the likelihood of frost inside the fan housing is high. You should manually defrost the unit. Unplug and use a hair dryer to melt as much water as possible. Be aware that hair dryers and water do not mix well! If it happens again, you may have low gas and require a service person.

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