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Noise from Deodorizer

Hi I have a samsung side by side - when I open the fridge door I hear a motor slow down to a "knocking" halt. It makes a knocking noise as it slows that is. The noise comes from around 2/3 of the way down the back of the fridge compartment. The deodorizer light is permanently on (I dont recall it being on before) - there are no smells (nor have there been any) anyway. Now that this has happened - the fridge part is not cooling at all. All I can hear is the permanently running motor from around the deodorizer area. The fridge is only 3 or 4 months old. Please advise. Thanks. Mark

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Your defrost sensor is not working and is allowing a large build up of ice in the fan compartment situated behind the interior back panel (low down) in the fridge compartment. What you hear when you open the door is the fan slowing down (the fan is switched off because you opened the door) and the blades are striking the ice build up making a scraping noise which stops when the fan stops. Removing the inner panels (two, top & bottom) will allow you to get in to the fan area & then defrost manually. ( I use a wallpaper steamer which takes about five minutes to get rid of the ice) Note the topmost inner panel has a couple of electrical connectors to the interior lights which you must disconnect before you can remove the panel. The final solution is to replace the defrost sensor then sell it quick and buy a better designed fridge freezer!! VeloFellow

Posted on May 03, 2007

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I have a low rumbling sound comging from the rear of my LG French Door Bottom Freezer. Having read the possible source of this sound (frozen recirc channel or obstruction), I will be raising the temperature of the freeze box (currently zero) to hopefully have the ice sublimate away.

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Sounds like the circ. fan may be hitting something or has a blade broken off. The refer gets cool air from the freezer section to cool it so the fan aids in the circulation along with vents/dampers, etc. to move air into the refer compartment. If that fan is broken off the motor shaft or something then the motor can run but no air will move. See if you can feel air moving out of the vents, it will be a little bit of "blowing" not a huge wind. A wet hand can help feel for wind. I believe the deodor light may indicate a change is needed (but check the owners manual for actual meaning). If there is no air flow open the freezer section and see if the air flow is noticed then... if a air channel if frozen and can't draw air from the proper area, opening the freezer door will give it outside air and you may feel flow then, that would tell you of a frozen air channel issue.

Posted on Nov 11, 2006

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