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Howling noise in the evaporator fan motor

I have GESS25QGPD refrigerator. The motor in the evaporater seems to have a howling noise and the motor seems to slow down as it has this howling sound.

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    GE GSH22KGRE has fan that howls. Any Ideas?

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GE model GSS22JERF BB keep hearing loud howling noise coming from the freezer size. Don't know the cause


Uh-huh... Ivy Joseph,

Well ...
unless your cat is missing that characterization is going to need some EXPANSION... clarification... definition.
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The door is open/closed has no impact on "howling"...??

The unit is OTHERWISE WORKING... (????)
or some issues have accumulated to attract your attention.

Your diagram shows a pretty standard side x side configuration...

a "WORKING" refrigerator won't be howling. An iced up refrigerator can encase the EVAPORATOR FAN... and the howling will be that fan shaft spinning in a FROZEN FAN.

The noise should stop on OPENING the door...

Iced up... can come from several sources
- huge air intrusion
- Defrost circuit failure

Go to the location below to get an idea of how our machine fits together...

The part depicted is the second LEAST LIKELY
failure point (defrost thermostat)... First least likely
is the defrost heater element...

Most likely... DEFROST TIMER (or PCB)

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Jan 05, 2017 | GE Refrigerators

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Howling noise


Check the help link mentioned below:---
Click the link:--

Ice maker is noisy and not making ice?

http://alltypesofpartsreplacing.blogspot.com/2011/10/ice-maker-is-noisy-and-not-making-ice.html

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These will help.
Thanks.

Nov 21, 2012 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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Howling noise from freezer fan, GE side-by-side


Replace the fan, Remove the evaporator cover in the back of freezer, and probably another cover for the fan. Unplug your refer first. Usually their are two screws holding the fan bracket to the wall or mount. disconnect the wires, and replace. Their is a newer model evap fan motor that does not have wiring terminals to disconnect, it is hard wired together and you have to practically remove everything in the freezer compartment to get at it. You have to cut wiring and splice the new fan motor in. Fairly tough job. Usually an evaporator fan motor bearing fails from the refer being moved or in storage for a few days at least with the doors closed and the unit unplugged. This allows all that moisture that was in the freezer to get into the metal parts of the fan motor and cause this problem. To prevent this always block the doors open if your refer is going to be off for a few days. This will allow the unit to dry out without damage. Sometimes it was just a bad motor from the factory. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

Dec 17, 2009 | GE GSF25XGR Side by Side Refrigerator

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Anyone solve the howling problem please share.


sounds like the fan bearings are wearing out. this causes imbalance and makes a vibrating howling noise.

Aug 26, 2009 | GE GSS25JFPCC / GSS25JFPWW Side by Side...

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My fridge is howling pretty loudly when ever it runs , the howling is coming from behind the ice maker turned the ic e maker off but unit st ill howls what s wrong


Hi, It sounds like the evaporator fan motor is going bad or there is frost building up and hitting the fan blade.
Unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear panel inside the freezer and locate the fan.
You can plug the refrigerator in and see if the fan is making the noise.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Vic

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Whining/howling on freezer side


Need to unplug the refrigerator and remove the cover inside freezer compartment. Sounds like the evaporator fan is hitting something and we need to resolve this as soon as possible. Thanks Sea Breeze

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Howling noise in frig


You need a new Fan motor . Or oil in the right place may do if it not worn by now.

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hi thanks for the question that noise is the fan in the freezer.you replace the fan motor the water disp problem is the little switch inside the freezer door difficult to get at please accept with a positive feed back thanks the appliance doc

Sep 23, 2008 | GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator

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My GE side by side refridgerator makes a "howling" sound. Any ideas?


the problem you are having is in the main control board. ge has had a problem with this part causing the fan motor to go into high and low speed which causes the howling noise. unfortunately it is a costly fix, around $125 for the part. if you are savy to changing this part it is a matter of unplgging about 5 connections and replugging them. the new board has an extra set of pin that nothing connects to. READ the instuctions and it is a simple fix, saving about $50-60 in labor costs.

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