Squeaking fridge

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  1. cmartinez

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    So I've got this 7-year-old, two vertical doors LG refrigerator that has begun to squeak loudly... what does it mean? That it's just about to die on me, or will it still last a few more years before it makes its final ice cube? Is it the compressor, or just the fan?
    Or.... maybe I have to call a qualified technician to know what's going on.

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  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Did you try pulling it out and pinning it down to a particular area, have you checked the freezer fan?
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  3. djsfantasi

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    Any belts on the compressor?
     
  4. #12

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    No.

    Keep talking Martinez. It squeaks whenever the freezer fan is blowing? It squeaks when you open the right door but not the left door? Give me some clues.
     
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  5. cmartinez

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    It's squeaking right now... and I'm under the impression that it's the fan. Because I can hear (more like feel) the compressor humming along just fine.
     
  6. MaxHeadRoom

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    Normally you can see the freezer fan when you open the door, should be possible to detect if this is location of the squeak.?
    The compressor is a little remote from it.
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  7. #12

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    The fan underneath?
    Both doors open...Take off the front kick panel with a frontward jerk near the left and right ends. It's probably a snap-on. Look underneath for dust bunnies in the compressor fan. Come equipped with a wet&dry vac that can blow and a small, weak, hairbrush taped to a meter stick. 1/4 inch hex screws remove the thick paper back off the compressor and fan section.

    Squeaking in the cold places? That's a different fan.
     
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  8. cmartinez

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    Also, a few year ago hurricane Alex hit us real hard, we were left with no clean water for a few days. The water was flowing full of dirt out of the faucet. That's when the icemaker and the water dispenser stopped working. Even though the thing has a filter, I'm sure some dirt reached the solenoid valves and stuck them for good.
     
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  9. cmartinez

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    Thanks, Max and #12. I'll do that tonight... thought I'm pretty sure it's the fan outside of the fridge. Gotta go for now.
     
  10. #12

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    Don't forget to clean the pee pan while you're under there.
    It seems obvious to check the intake filters on the water dispenser solenoids. If they stick open, you have water all over the place, so they must seems stuck closed.
     
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  11. tracecom

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    Look for mice.
     
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  12. spinnaker

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    They can be pesky

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  13. tracecom

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    Not that gringo mouse!

    This mouse:

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