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Whines/ Whistles when running

This is a new unit that whines/ whistles when it is running. It's coming from the back of the unit where the motor and compressor etc. are.
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Hotpoint hss25gfp has a whistle


First case, whistling sound is what we call "Ghosting". To get rid of this sound one needs to put more gas into the system, but more gas will create the suction pipe to frost up and reducing the gas level will create less cooling. The best solution were to full regenerating Freon gas mean remove it filter it out and charge it back. However this will cost more $100 and basically you can leave it and live with it. No harm is created only the sound appears while running.
Second case were with a loud whistling, like a dying bird stuck in your freezer, you likely have a faulty freezer fan motor and you need to be replaced


Third case were with a lower pitched, sort of gentle whistling sound then you have an issue with the door damper, which allows the air flow from the freezer into the refrigerator. And assuming you don't have any cooling problems, it may simply be a normal occurrence, as some makes and models open and close this damper door automatically, and when it is closed, can sometimes cause a low whistling noise
Fourth case was making a moaning, whistling noise coming from just above the ice maker. It happened when the fan speed changed. We found out that the motherboard was probably defective.
Rather than go thru GE, you can found a new one online for 66 bucks. You can replaced it in about ten minutes and it's all fixed.
Fifth the evaporator fan motor should not change speeds in less than 1 minute of time. The fan motor has two speeds. Usually this is a indication of a failing main board. If you have a meter you can do a voltage check at the J-2 connector on the board. Check for 13VDC between pins J2-3 and J2-8 and 8 to 13VDC between J2-3 and J2-4. If this voltage stays steady, your problem lies in the evaporator fan motor. If this voltage drops out or fluctuates, it's more than likely the board need to be replaced.

Apr 20, 2012 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

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GE fridge: a motor whine that comes and goes, and the fan is pulsing


THE WHINING NOISE IS DUE TO THE FAN RAMPING UP AND DOWN IN SPEED. THIS CAN BE EITHER A PROBLEM WITH THE EVAPORATOR FAN MOTOR ITSELF OR THE MAIN CONTROL BOARD ON THE BACK OF THE UNIT. MOST OF THE TIME IT IS THE CONTROL BOARD BUT IF YOU WANTED TO FIX IT ON THE FIRST SHOT I WOULD REPLACE BOTH THE CONTROL AND FAN MOTOR. MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS THAT COME WITH THE CONTROL BOARD VERY CAREFULLY.

Jun 15, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

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The fan in the freezer makes a high pitched whistle when it is on. Also, the ice maker seems to overfill which causes the cubes to stay all stuck together and are breaking the plastic thing that moves the...


Thi over filling ice maker is cause but the ice maker water valve laking water by when it is supposed to be closed. The only remedy for this is to change the water valve. The water valve is item 800 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5131037&diagram_id=22223831#d22223831

close up view:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/part_details.aspx?part_id=3192626

The high pitched wine from the evaporator fan can either be the fan bearing or ice build up. If your not noticing the freezer temps warm up I would suspect the fan bearings. If you notice things like soft ice cream then you may have an automatic defrost problem. To isolate the possibilty of an automatic defrosting problem and post procedure fan test perform the following manual defrosting steps:

1. Unit unplugged
2. Remove freezer contents
3. Place a fan blowing into the freezer compartment for 2 hours
(Messy - rags and mop required)
4. Wipe residual water in freezer compartment
5. Plug in unit
6. Reload freezer contents

Check for fan whine and normal temps in 4 hours.

If the fan is no longer whining you probably have an automatic defrosting problem. If it still whines you can try lubricating the fan motor bearings with "Zoom Spout" oiler (Any Appliance parts source carrys this for under $3.00) Do not use regular oil! It will cause the fan motor to sieze in about 1 month.

Worst case the evaporator fan motor would have to be changed:

Item 610 this link:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5131037&diagram_id=22223826#d22223826

^- Note there are 2 types of fan motor. One with thermistor and one without. Both are listed under item 610.

Replacement plastic parts for the ice maker can be found here: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5131037&diagram_id=22223828#d22223828

There are several internet sources for all of the parts above. Links are provided for reference.

Thanks for choosing FixYa.

Kelly

Sep 18, 2010 | GE GSS20IEPWW / GSS20IEPCC Side by Side...

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Is this a recall item. Hss25gfpd ww Model


No recall on this model as of this time.

Aug 28, 2009 | Refrigerators

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GE Refrigerator model GSS22WGPH whines loudly!


Sounds like the evap fan motor has a bearing going bad. Best to replace. Easy to for anyone who can use a screw or nut driver to do.

Jan 26, 2009 | GE GSH25JFR Side by Side Refrigerator

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Freezer whistling noise


I assume the noise is only there when the compressor is running.
This can be caused by the expanding coolant/gas that removes the heat from inside the cabinet passing through a restriction in the coolant tubing.
It may be annoying but unless the unit isn't doing what it should, I don't think this is harmful. 

Dec 15, 2008 | Refrigerators

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My refrigerater is cooling well at the bottom in the refrig and freezer but warm up top


sounds like a defrost problem or the freezer fan is stopping at some point, verify if your freezer's iced up if it is suspect a faulty defrost timer/ thermostat if your handy with and voltmeter put it on the continuity or "beeping" function check your defrost element (with power off) you disconnect the wires to the defrost element put one lead of the meter one one end and the other end on the other side.

if it whistles, element's good if it doesn't whistles suspect a bad defrost element replace element/and defrost thermostat

May 06, 2008 | Refrigerators

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Whining noise from freezer


turn the freazer nob to zero for a second or two, the noise will stop. turn it back to your normal setting.

Emad

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