Desperate to figure out these noises...any help is greatly appreciated!

Alyssabree

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Location
California
Model Number
HTS17GBSARWW
Brand
Hotpoint
Age
6-10 years
Hello, I am desperate to figure out these noises that my Hotpoint fridge began making a few weeks ago. The "grunting" loud noise from the freezer is somewhere in the back and is definitely louder when the freeze door is opened. It will happen 1 to 4 times a day, just depends.

Then, the "cricket" noise began about a week or two after the "grunting" freezer noise began. The "cricket" noise sounds like it is coming from the back/under the fridge.

I really want to figure out what this all could mean, so that I can try to buy the parts and avoid having to get another fridge at this moment.

Thank you so much for any help!!

Please click on the videos to hear the noises

[video=youtube;NXsCrh6wiCM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXsCrh6wiCM&list=UUNKnAgSfbsrv-lI8lgwwKhA[/video]

[video=youtube;Q2S92tkpkuU]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2S92tkpkuU&list=UUNKnAgSfbsrv-lI8lgwwKhA[/video]
 

Alyssabree

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Messages
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Location
California
Thank you for your help. The first video, around 4 secs, a squealing/cricket noise begins.

With the fan motor, how long do I have until it completely gives out? Can they make that noise for a while before giving up or does the noise mean it's definitely time now to fix it?

Thank you again
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
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Can they make that noise for a while before giving up
Yes, but further or other damage could occur.

or does the noise mean it's definitely time now to fix it?
No time like the present!

The false back wall in the freezer comes off for a peek...

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jeff.
 
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