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We have a Maytag refrig that is making an unusual sound. It is like a low pitched woodpecker sound that is repetitious every 2 seconds. It happens while the compressor is running or not running. Model MBF2256HEQ S/N 10492751EJ

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Its most likely ice build up, if this is a bottom freezer type. It could still be ice on the fan even if its a top freezer or side freezer. that's where I would look first.

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What you really need to do is remove the freezer contents and place a fan blowing into the freezer compartment to manually defrost the freezer evaporator. (about 2 hours of floor fan time) This should get rid of the high pitched noise. Then.... restart the unit. It should restart.

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