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There is a problem with the refrigerators auto defrost cycle. The defrost heater may have fallen away from the evaporator coil or the heater has burnt out. You really need to do a full diagnostic on the defrost equipment to spot the real fault

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Freezer doesn't cool to 0 even though it's set at -5


There is a fan that blows air past the coils in the freezer. Either the fan is not working or the coils are blocked with ice. Sometime ice stops the fan from turning. listen for the fan spinning by turning the thermostat down. Defrost the coils and fan and see if the frig returns to normal. Sometimes the drain tube is clogged causing ice buildup.

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Fan turns off in refrigerator section.


Its issue with defrost timer causing the fan to turn OFF.

Get the timer checked.

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Refrigerator is not cooling properly?
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Both refrigerator and freezer not cooling properly in refrigerator?
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Ice maker stopped making ice?

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Water Overflows in Ice maker and freezes inside?

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Ice is collecting on the fan in the freezer causing whirring sound.


Reduce thermostat setting point by point till no ice accumulation on fan.

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The feezer side is making a loud noise and will not stop. it seems to still be cooling just fine on both sides. thier is no burning smell or anything. i tried dissconnecting the ice maker and that did...


From what you're describing it sounds like the freezer fan motor is causing the noise you hear. The freezer fan is the only moving part in the freezer section. I recommend replacing the freezer fan motor & fan blade together. If there is ice buildup on the back wall of the freezer then the sound is likely from the fan blade hitting the ice and you will need to defrost the unit.

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The freezer side appears loud rattling noise and noise stop when the freezer door open. It happens couple times per day and last minutes to hour.Please tell me what's going on this


I had the same problem - A fan in the freezer section has ice building up on it and the noise you here is the fan blades hitting the ice. The fan stops when you open the door. I had to empty the freezer, shelves and all; remove the back panel (a pain in the neck) and chip the ice off of the fan housing. I have to do this every few months.

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Freezer has stopped


If it is a frost free side by side fridge/freezer, check evaporator fun in the freezer. While doing that, check is evaporator is full of ice.

if the evaporator is iced up and the fan can spin freely, you have a broken fan. Replace it.

If evaporator and the fan are iced up, you have a broken thermostat. Defrost ice with hot water.
Turn it on, if it starts to cool effectively, replace thermostat.


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When doors are opened it stops. Ice is forming unnaturally in the


It sounds like you may have a bad evaporator fan motor or broken blade.

Another cause could be a failed defrost system component. The would cause a build up of ice and frost and the fan blade could be coming in contact with the frost or ice.

The fan stops running when the doors are opened on this model to prevent the circulation of warm air.

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Buzzing sound


If noise stops when you open the door, you may have a noisy fan (or could have ice build up, causing fan blade to hit ice and cause noise). I gather it is a frost-free model ie has a fan in the freezer compartment. If noise is caused by fan hitting ice build up, you may have a problem with the auto defrost system, as you should not get ice build up in a frost free.
Noise stops when you open door because fan turns off when door is opened.

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Freezer icing over fan


Check the water spout comeing into ice maker and see if water is leaking out or spilling over

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Fridge is not 'freezing', Looks like fan stopped working


could be due to ice build up jamming the fan. take back panel off and check for ice. if ice present the defrost system has failed. also on some models, the fan stops when door is opened. check door switch is operating

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