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Every two to three hours a rattle low behind motor area of the fridge

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Is your water line hooked up for the ice maker, its possible that the unit is calling for water to produce ice, usually cycles 2-3 hours

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Now after about 6 hours plug in the fridge to start. Observe cooling to happen in about one hour and ice to from under three hours.
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