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My whirlpool fridge makes a loud humming noise when the door is closed. It is not freezing items in the freexer and is not cooling items in the fridge section. The freezer is above the fridge section in my model. All settings are correct as per my manual. All doors have been closed and the fridge is not overloaded. My fridge is about 6years old.

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