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I was in the middle of paying for service and I los the connection regarding my thermador fridge

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I have a 10 year old Thermador fridge KBUDT4855E01, There is a chirp as a fan or motor cycles on. On occasion, it cycles on and off 5-15 seconds for a few min.

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Normally that would be the sign of the evaporator fan starting to fail. The bearing on the fan will cause that high chirp when in early stages of failure. Here is a link to the part. It is behind the freezer panel. CLICK HERE PART, the only other fan it could be would be the condenser one by the compressor. You would have to narrow the noise down to inside the freezer or by the compressor.

CLICK HERE CONDENSER FAN

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What would cause the fan to run for 5 seconds, stop for 1 sec, and start back up, over and over?

If the bearing is going bad on the DC fans they will start and stop

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
the noise is coming from above the fridge in the compressor area. is this fan serviceable from the front on the fridge

Yes you can get to it from the front top of the unit.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thank you!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The fan that you suggested was not the source of the "chirp". I took the cover off to expose the mechanical area and the electronic circuit board. When I plugged the cord back into the outlet, there was a long beep, and as the refrigerator started up, the long beep was reduced down to a "chirp" about every 15-30 seconds. It sounds like a smoke alarm warning you that the battery is low. The chirp is coming from the circuit board speaker. Thoughts?Thanks

That could be a door alarm or just a bad board...First try to unplug the unit or shut the breaker off to the unit for 2 full minutes to reset all the controls on it. See if that changes the condition and let me know.

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