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Old 12-04-2020, 05:17 PM
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Is it time to eat all the ice cream and empty the freezer? Been doing this droning recently getting louder. Can't see any ice or anything loose and it cools excellent. Sound slowly seems to be getting louder. It is a GE Profile swing double doors and about 10 years old.
(Picture is the December calander pic on the frige and is our family Christmas Picture in front of the new barn last year this time )
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May have to click the sound on.....
Old 12-04-2020, 05:26 PM
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actually find the fan and make sure something hasn't crawled in there and got stuck. it sounds like an external sound so probably ok when u find it.
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its the fan that blows air from the freezer into the fridge, check above the ice maker at the top in between the fridge and freezer. bend the plastic bubble cover back until it stops
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post
actually find the fan and make sure something hasn't crawled in there and got stuck. it sounds like an external sound so probably ok when u find it.
Originally Posted by willie g View Post
its the fan that blows air from the freezer into the fridge, check above the ice maker at the top in between the fridge and freezer. bend the plastic bubble cover back until it stops
Thanks -will do .Just cleaned the back around the compressor and no difference.Now that you mention it it DOES sound like a fan hitting something!

Thanks!!!

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Might be ice buildup around the fan blade. Get to it thru the back of the freezer that cover the fan .
Old 12-04-2020, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Is it time to eat all the ice cream and empty the freezer? Been doing this droning recently getting louder. Can't see any ice or anything loose and it cools excellent. Sound slowly seems to be getting louder. It is a GE Profile swing double doors and about 10 years old.
(Picture is the December calander pic on the frige and is our family Christmas Picture in front of the new barn last year this time )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hd3d...ature=youtu.be
May have to click the sound on.....
Ice buildup on the circulating fan. GEs are notorious for this. "Slowly getting louder" is the tell-tale....
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Is the refrigerator running when it is making the noise?






Go run after it...


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Like others have said, I bet the defroster is not working as well as it should and an ice shelf is building up and coming into contact with the fan. I had/have/will continue to have this happen on my POS Samsung side by side that I have to manually thaw out from time to time.
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Also check the drip pan. If they get dislodged from the rubber bumpers they will set up a hell of a racket.

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