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I REPLACED ICE MAKER UNIT BECAUSE REPAIR MAN TOLD ME THAT THE HUMMINING NOISE WAS DUE TO ICE MAKER BEING STUCK IN A CYCLE. AFTER REPLACEMENT THE NOISE IS STILL THERE. WHEN I SHUT THE ICE MAKER OFF NOISE STILL THERE.IT STOPS WHEN I SHUT FREEZER COMPARTMENT OFF.NOISE VERY ANNOYING. NEED HELP. THE REFIGERATOR WAS PURCHASED DEC 28 2004. IT IS A HOTPOINT 25.0CU.FT. SIDE BY SIDE

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Theres ice in the fan propelar, if you see no ice blocking the propellers its the fan motor itself,if you unplug the fridge and stick something thin between the vents where you feel the air blowing thru and try turning the fan,gently and it spins smooth its the fan motor,if you dont wish to do this turn freezer off,open the door and let it defrost,then plug it in if buzz still there its the fan motor

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