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Upright freezer in garage making a very very loud noise.

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upright freezer in garage...

upright freezer in garage making a very very loud noise

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Just started while I was out ...it wasn't doing it when I left which was about 2 hours ago

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

No

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

We turned it off ...should we unplug it?

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 4 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 4 months ago

IS it from the fan inside of the unit?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
could be
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it was still set at highest temp and we are in cold weather.
Appliance Technician: Appliance Guru, Owner and Technician replied 4 months ago

You may want to remove the back panel inside the unit and check and see if the fan blade on the motor is hitting ice or something. The fan blade is just pressed on the motor shaft so sometimes they walk off the shaft and can hit something. Check that and see. If it is all iced up defrost it.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Not something I can do and my husband is disabled. Sorry but I don't feel I can give you a 5 rating
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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 4 months ago

There is probably ice built up around the evaporator fan blade. Unplug it and open the door for 24 hours to allow it to thaw and it should restore quiet operation. Of course, if the garage is not heated, it will not thaw on its own.

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