Intermittent vibration noise coming from the freezer compartment that sounds like fan blade hitting something. When I pull out the plastic cover it diminishes a bit temporarily. When it gets really bad I turn everything off and let both sides defrost. IF I let it go a long time (away on vacation) often a huge long block of ice forms from top to bottom of the freezer. What can I expect in the way of repairs and costs.
Answer Denise, " What can I expect in the way of repairs and costs." We don't expect you to have any costs or major repairs at this point. If you're freezer " often a huge long block of ice forms from top to bottom" that you can see, there is a similar ice trail on the inside of the panel. The evaporator fan is most likely hitting the ice trail, making the noise. You'll need to remove the freezer back wall and ice maker and check to see where the water is coming from. It could be a loose fitting fill tube. A splash over at the fill cup, or even a sticky fill valve that causes the ice maker to overfill slightly. Once we determine where the water is from, we can advise you from there.
I came home today and found my freezer temp normal and the refrigerator side at 45 and the bottom back was frozen, the fan is making noise but i dont think it is hitting ice, is this a lack of air flow issue or defrost cycle issue.
If the coils are completely impacted with ice then the issue would most likely be a defrost failure in which you would need to test the defrost thermostat and defrost heater by doing a continuity test on them. If there is no continuity then the part would need to be replaced. If the fan is hitting ice then also check for a ice ball on the left side in which you would need to install a service kit part number WR49X10180.