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The refrigerator section quit working though freezer sections works. Model lfc23760sb. Purchased 3/30/2009. There is some ice build up in freezer but very little. Refrigertor had been making noise prior to quiting for sometime. Currently there is popping noises coming from the back close to the frezer. Is this the circuit board problem reports by other? Is it worth fixing.

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  • Mary Branigan Jun 19, 2013

    mine has done the exact same thing!! did you figure out the problem?

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