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started making a noise and...
We have a fridge that has the freezer on bottom and it started making a noise and then just the refrigerator portion stopped working. What could be wrong?
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The refrigerator cools by stealing air from the refrigerator section which means that even though the freezer is working, something is blocking the air up to the refrigerator. This means that you either have a defrost problem or the fan inside the freezer behind the back panel isn't running and needs to be replaced. Pull everything out of the freezer and remove the back panel. If the fan isn't running then replace it. If there is a lot of frost build up, then use a hair dryer to thaw it all out. You will then need to test continuity through the defrost heate. The defrost heater runs along the bottom of the silver coils and the defrost thermistor the 1" white plastic bullet clipped onto the top of the silver coils. if the heater doesn't have continuity, then replace it. Otherwise replace the thermistor.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
That helps a lot - so the noose was probably the fan! Also I couldn't figure out how to access it so now I know it is from the INSIDE.

Aye, I would guess that it's from the fan hitting frost or ice, or just the fan going out if there is no frost or ice build up.

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