About 14 months ago I bought a 1,000 dollar Kenmore refrigerator and didn't opt for the extended warranty, so all I had was a year.
Yesterday my wife called me at work to say the freezer was making a hideous rattling sound. I envisioned Sears coming over and charging me $300 to make the fix, but I found online that a rattling freezer is often the result of too much ice buildup.
So this morning, I lowered the freezer temp and drained the ice, about 4 salad bowl-fulls.
An hour later, the rattling stopped.
The rattle returned, but it's not as noisy. I'm hoping over the next several hours the lowered temp will eliminate the rattle. If not, I'm in trouble.