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Have an LG refrigerator model LRFC22750TT. Evaporator motor suddenly making a grinding sound. Afraid it may stop turning. Will the faceplate come off from within the box so I can view the blades?

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I saw a lot of ice buildup on the back wall by the evaporator fan. I unplugged the unit took the food out and used a hair dryer to defrost the ice. Works fine now. Thanks.

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The defrost control is item 13 this link: (Backordered)http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59672253200/0582/0161000/M0210209/00003?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

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