New GE profile bottom freezer fridge intermittent buzzing
Our new fridge keeps buzzing. It has an internal water dispensor and an icemaker but we did not hook up water to it. I think it is trying to make ice. Can I tell it to stop somehow? It seems frustrated!
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If the buzzing is a short (say 5 seconds) every once in a while, it sounds like the water is valve being energized. That would mean the icemaker is turned on and is cycling. Besides the noise, when it cycles it turns on the mold heater, which you do not need if not making ice, and thus is actually adding heat to your freezer, increasing operating cost. Just turn the icemaker off by flipping the toggle switch on the icemaker itself. It is a white switch near the bottom corner of the icemaker. Should be easy to spot.
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have you replace water filter ..... an easy test go to back of refrigerator where waterline goes int fridge and revers wires for icemaker and water dispensor and now use water dispensor it should put water into icemaker that will tell u that the switch to dispensor is working and you have a bad watervalve needs replacesed
If it seems to be coming from underneath the unit it could be the compressor.
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That's usually mounts inside thecompressor. Usually when the compressor cuts off. It could still last awhile so if you can put up with thenoisejust wait for it to quit
before replacing thecompressoror getting a new
fridge. Any other noise would be from a fan. One in the freezer behind the back panel and one under the unit where the compressor is.
Many of these Ge PSS units fail the same way. GE should stand behing them because there is such a predominance of these exact failures. Yours sounds like the fan is failing. Mine is intermitent and does the same thing regularly, I thought I found the open but it came back. I guess I didn't. now I'll really have to trace it down. It'll either be an open circuit that is intermittent or it'll be a bad solenoid on the motherboard.
Their motherboards are failing regularly from what I've read.
OK, that should be no problem. Test your ice maker and fill with water if empty of ice. If full of ice and not moving to dump tell me. I need to help you locate the problem doing that and answering will tell me the problem. Also look around the door frame and inside for the model Profile that you have. and get back with me as soon as possible, Thanks Sea Breeze