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Fridge Freezer issue

Our Samsung started making a funny noise a little while back (which got louder, prior to changing in tone/volume) - we have now noticed that around the seals (and also the sides) of the doors to both the fridge & freezer, are very hot. (the unit still continues to make a strange whirring noise). Also, the ice maker/dispencer has stopped making ice? (it still motions to dispence ice but there is none being made in the ice box??)
I think (from the noises that were originally being made) that it may have been the fan - can you advise if it might be something else, or if the newer problem with the ice box suggests a greater problem? - Also, how difficult would it be to replace the faulty fan? (if that's what it most likely is)

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  • irisdivette Jul 17, 2008

    The noise that we hear is a very low "Asteroids" sound No more Ice being made. How can we check what is wrong... what can WE do to be sure?

    Also our new Ice cream is all melted but the frozen foods are still frozen?

    the ice box is pushed in all the way.

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  • Anonymous Jul 28, 2008

    I had the same prroblem last night. The fridge started humming very loudly,and the inside of fridge where the freezer wall is was very,very hot to the touch. When i took the back panel off,i noticed immediatly that the fan blade had popped right off of the spindle. It is held on with a small spring like coil,and has to be positioned just right to be able to turn without hitting anything. After putting it back on and turnng on fridge,it worked properly again.Luckily,the compressor did not burn up,and we returned home to find the house still standing. It seems to me to be very poorly designed,and should never just pop off.I can see a fan motor that could burn itself out and quit working,but a fan to pop off??!! We have had this unit for two years and have had to replace the fan motor once,and have service twice.

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If it is a HMMMMM...CLICK sound it is the relays. (approx. every 30sec or so).... OR, condensor fan located next to the compressor.... Otherwise it is more than likely the fan(evap Fan)!

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Brian

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