GE sie by side about 7 years old. Make a loud metalic noise when the compressor shuts off. I removed the back cardboard and found nothing but could duplicate the sound by shaking the compressor. It sounds to be inside of the compressor. Make any sence?
I have a GE Side-By-Side Refrig. model GSS20IEMDCC. It is about 7 years old. I have had a lot of Defrosting Problems with this model, Recently, a new problem has Started. The Bottom portion of Freezer and Deli Compartment are Ice cold. But the Top portion of both Freezer and Deli section are Warm, I Replaced the defrost Lamp one more time, This time, that did not resolved the issue, and Since it not Cold Enough ,Ice maker stopped making Ice. Please Advise, Thanks.
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Sounds like an internal mounting spring for the compressor. Only solution is replacing the compressor. However the compressor can run in this condition for years. Replacement compressors only have a one year warranty. A new refrigerator comes with a five year warranty.
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ME TOO !!!!! THE COMPRESSOR RUBBER MOUNTING BUSHINGS ARE LIKELY WORN OR LOOSE. THE HARMONICS OF GAS PRESSURE "HAMMERING" ARE CAUSING IT TO SHAKE.
THIS IS WHAT I DID: UNPLUG THE FRIGE, AND REMOVED THE CARDBOARD PANEL ON BACK. THE COMPRESSOR IS A GALLON SIZED BLACK GLOBE SHAPED UNIT. IT HAS 4 RUBBER MOUNTING BUSHINGS/FEET. SHIFT OR WIGGLE THE COMPRESSOR AROUND SOME AND THEN TIGHTEN BUSHINGS WITH 7/16" (11 MM) WRENCH UNTIL IT GETS TIGHTER. YOU MIGHT NEED TO REPEAT UNTIL YOU FIND A QUIET/SWEET SPOT . WHILE YOU ARE DOWN THERE, ALSO REMOVE THE FRONT COVER AND CLEAN THE DUST OFF OF THE COILS WITH A VACUUM. WATCH OUT FOR SHARP METAL EDGES AND HOT COILS WHILE WORKING. .... DOUG
check and clean the condenser coil under the ref , remove the back to the ref if the compressor is real hot you need to put a fan behind the ref for a couple of hours until the compressor cools down then plug it back in.
You probably have a bad compressor. It's internal parts are held up with 4 springs and one of them has probably broken and causes the compressor piston to hit the side of the comp. housing. This will happen when the ref. shuts off. To be sure, if you turn the ref off at the controls then you should hear the noise in the back. If it is less than 5 years old you can get it replaced under warranty. if more than 5 years old it will just be noisy. it will most likely last several more years like it is. Let me know if I'm right.
Go to the back of the machine and take the lower rear plate off. Taking this plate off will expose the compressor. Check to see the compressor is humming or is hot. If niether take off the relay (located on the side of the compressor) Shake it and if a loud rattling noise is heard replace it. If no rattling noise or the compressor is hot or humming then the compressor is bad.
Usually the groaning noise is from a locked up icemaker. Remove the icemaker and defrost it with hot water. Check to make sure the unit is in good shape and not chipping. Let it dry out and then reinstall.
There is a relay called PTC relay. It is located on the compressor. You need to replace it.
First be sure to unplug frig. Remove the cardboard cover that covers
most backs of the frig units. Remove the plastic cover that is on the
side of compressor. It is held on with a metal clip. Now you should be
able to see the relay pry the relay straight off. note the wiring and
position of relay. Only three prongs on compressor. Go to a parts house
for appliance's and with your make and model number should be able to
get a new one. Sometimes this relay starts a noise like clicking off and on to give you a warning. sometimes they just go out.