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Making noise and refrigerator side not cooling. When I open

Customer Question

Making noise and refrigerator side not cooling. When I open door noise stops. Thinking fan, defrost issue?
JA: What's the make and model of the fridge? And can you guesstimate how old is it?
Customer: E42BS75EPS
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: manufactured 04-07, not sure yet. Depends on issue
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't think at this time.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 4 months ago.

Check to see if the evaporator fan blade has moved on the motor shaft to strike the fan housing. If so, it can usually be moved back into its proper position. Wiggle the fan blade, and if it feels loose, replace the fan motor. Its part number is(###) ###-#### ***** its price is $57.05. You can buy it at www.repairclinic.com. Replacement help is available at the website.

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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 4 months ago.

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Answer:

Sounds like a defrost issue more than anything on that unit. Often the defrost thermostat goes bad then frosts builds heavy restricts air and the fan makes noise. Remove the rear panel in the freezer section check for frost build up and if there is check the defrost thermostat as that is the most common thing to be bad. It should test closed 0 ohms with a ohm meter, you can often just visually inspect it if it is bloated like this bad for sure..

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