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LG french door fridge - makes hideous noise - loose bearings? - whenever fan is running, which is several times an hour. Any idea what is causing it? Husband tried to grease the fan. It's really annoying!!!! Thanks for your assistance!

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A broken fan blade can cause a noisy motor. or a buildup of ice can cause some noise. If thes aren't the case you will need to have the fan motor replaced.

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Had my LG Fridge for five years with no problems. Then, yesterday, lots of fan noise that stopped when door opened. I googled a bit, and found in many cases it's due to ice build up around the fan. I peered into the back of the freezer, and indeed, lots of ice. Melted it, and problem solved.
You can find that info lots of places - but my theory is that I CAUSED the problem. A little over a week ago I came home with more frozen groceries than would fit easily. Instead of carting some downstairs to the second fridge, I jammed it all in - effectively blocking ANY airflow within the freezer compartment. I'm sure that's what led to the first ever ice buildup in the back.
So my suggestion is, once you've cleared the ice and solved the problem this time, be sure to leave plenty of room above the top shelf in the freezer drawer for air to move. If the air can't move, the evaporation fan can't work, you'll get ice build up, and thus noise. Free moving air in the freezer prevents the problem.
That's my theory, anyway. :)

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    Had my LG Fridge for five years with no problems. Then, yesterday, lots of fan noise that stopped when door opened. I googled a bit, and found in many cases it's due to ice build up around the fan. I peered into the back of the freezer, and indeed, lots of ice. Melted it, and problem solved.

    You can find that info lots of places - but my theory is that I CAUSED the problem. A little over a week ago I came home with more frozen groceries than would fit easily. Instead of carting some downstairs to the second fridge, I jammed it all in - effectively blocking ANY airflow within the freezer compartment. I'm sure that's what led to the first ever ice buildup in the back.

    So my suggestion is, once you've cleared the ice and solved the problem this time, be sure to leave plenty of room above the top shelf in the freezer drawer for air to move. If the air can't move, the evaporation fan can't work, you'll get ice build up, and thus noise. Free moving air in the freezer prevents the problem.

    That's my theory, anyway. :)

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This could be an ice buildup that reached the fan. Look at Avi's fix page that might help though it is not on same model. have fun Avi

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