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LMXS30776D Loud fan noise from inside freezer

Scott Shilvock

Premium Member
Joined
Mar 17, 2018
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2
Location
Washington
Model Number
LMXS30776D
Brand
LG
Age
1-5 years
My 1.5 year old LG LMXS30776D french door refrigerator has developed a very loud rattling/buzzing sound coming from inside the rear portion of the Freezer. It starts up a couple times per hour, does it more when the fridge/freezer are being used (open and closed) more and has been slowly getting worse (ie. louder) over the past month. It will stop as soon as you open either the fridge or freezer. I'll post a video of exactly what it sounds like and is happening. It appears to be the Fan that is located inside the back of the Freezer. You can see the fan slow down in sync with the noise and it sounds like it is coming right from it. Can anyone help me find out what I can do and what I need to replace/fix? Thanks so much!

Link to video

https://youtu.be/I324csFz5KM
 
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Jake

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Yes Scott, that's the evaporator fan motor, you'll need to replace it.

1. Remove the freezer drawer.
2. Remove the plastic guide for slides on left side by unscrewing phillips head screws.
3. Remove the grille assembly by removing four screws and pulling the grille assembly forward.
4. Remove the Fan Motor assembly by loosening 3 screws and disassembling the shroud.
5. Pull out the fan and separate the Fan Motor and Bracket Motor.

Here it is for your model you can order:
EAU61524007 Motor,dc


Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 

Scott Shilvock

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Washington
Thanks so much Jake for the confirmation of the problem! When I type my model into the Appliance Compatibility Tool it shows that part isn't compatible. Is the tool wrong or is that not the right part for my fridge? I saw part number AP4507961 when I did some more searching, could this be the correct one? Just a little confused, can you verify which is actually going to work for my model (LG LMXS30776)? Thank you so much, I will purchase it from you as soon as I get that confirmation. Thanks!

Scott Shilvock
 

Jake

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When I type my model into the Appliance Compatibility Tool it shows that part isn't compatible. Is the tool wrong or is that not the right part for my fridge?
That tool is not up to date.:)


I saw part number AP4507961 when I did some more searching, could this be the correct one?
AP4507961 is their part number they use on their site, AP4507961=OEM manufacturer part number 4681JB1027C but that is NOT for your model.:)

The one I posted above is for your model.:)

Jake
 
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