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Old 04-05-2021, 07:54 AM
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Pretty sure this is the problem and source of noise - has been slowly getting louder and now sounds like a diesel but still cools good. I can't find a video on the internet - almost all they show an closed cased fan that is basically plug in plug out.

Before I unbolt this I want to make sure I can get the whole thing out through this cutout - there seems to be no easy access in the back. Also if that whole back panel in the freezer needs to come out that is a royal PITA.

Any advice - has anyone replaced this type fan? This is a bottom freezer side split door top unit. Maybe 10 years old?

https://www.partselect.com/ModelSect...Num=254&Mark=3

https://www.partselect.com/AdvancedM...4&PID=43Thanks

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Old 04-05-2021, 07:57 AM
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Looks like it’ll come right out. The mounting bracket should slide over and out. 2 screws.
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Model#?
Old 04-05-2021, 08:23 AM
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:38 AM
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Did you check to see if there is any ice build up around the fan? I had one that the defrost heater went out on and the ice would build up around the blades.
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Here's the service manual, but it is of little help. It does have an exploded diagram of the fan on page 40. I'd remove the fan blades before removing the screws so you can grab it better.

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/76...page=40#manual
Old 04-05-2021, 10:36 AM
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Just did this on a lesser model. easy replacement. Pulled the metal backsplash and undid the bracket mount. Don't drop the nuts! Go the number off the back and bought a 14 dollar replacement from Amazon.
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My GE Profile fan makes noise when my wife or kids push shit back into the cover of it. the cover has louvers and I just slightly pull on them and the noise stops. It's the fan hitting the cover, not the fan itself.
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So turns out it isn"t this. Still making same noise even when this one stopped. Noise loudest in back so guess it is this condenser fan.......

Looks easier to replace....


Can't tell if it is fan or motor so gonna just do both!
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It'll come out pretty easy, 90% of the time a fridge quits is because of this fan. (Step dad is a retired GE Appliance tech.)
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Yes that us definitely a defective condenser fan motor. Easy to replace. Basically plug and play

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