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I have a LG refrigerator, freezer on the bottom, about 10 months old. it has started making a grinding sound that sounds like a motor running down, then it stops. this is happening a couple of times an hour. i am not using the ice maker. this happened once before and then stopped. i don't know how to fix it and the sound is annoying as hell! please help (everything else on it works fine). also no water dispenser on this unit . this is a stainless unit, not sure the product info is accurate

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  • thecalmthelo Mar 13, 2011

    guess what! i never noticed this before, but i actually have visible ice build up on that area without even removing the cover! is this s serious problem--do i need to call for service? thank you!

  • thecalmthelo Mar 13, 2011

    also, i cannot figure out how to reach that cover and remove the top shelf. i have knocked the ice off the back, but the sound is continuing.

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Tale cover off the rear of the inside of the freezer and see if you have ice build up hitting the fan. This would indicate a defrost problem.

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    Charles T Nevin Mar 14, 2011

    There should be screws on each edge holding the panel in.

  • thecalmthelo Mar 14, 2011

    yes. i can't reach them b/c of the shelf. if i can see the ice, is this a problem that requires a service call? i can see the ice on the wall itself, w/o removing the panel. thank you.

  • Charles T Nevin
    Charles T Nevin Mar 14, 2011

    The coil which is iced up is behind the panel and the heater and thermostat are also there. If you want to try fixing it yourself you probably can. There seems to be a problem with this site because I don't seem to be able to post the directions for your. Try a search for defrost problem.

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