Question about Refrigerators
Freezer is always putting off a whistling noise
I have a similar problem. I have a side by side freezer that hums/whistles incessantly. I was reading another thread which suggested that this only happened when the ice tray (automatic on the door ice bin) is full does this happen. Wouldn't you know it, but mine was full. Took it out, knocked out about 1/2 the tray into the sink, put it back together...and BAM!! Whistling has stopped.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
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.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello sangpark003 - Often when the unit is making a whistling noise, it is because it is pulling air from the outside. Sometimes a poor door gasket could be causing the whistling. You may check if the door seal is bad; place a dollar bill between the body of the freezer and the door. Now close the door. The dollar bill should stay in place and pull out with a small amount of resistance. If the dollar bill falls out when placed between the gasket and cabinet double check to see if the door is being blocking by anything stopping it from closing. However, if issue persists, I would personally contact a professional to accurately diagnose the refrigerator to determine the root cause to reduce the risk of unnecessary parts or to confirm if it is a normal operation noise.
Mar 28, 2013 | Frigidaire 20.3 Cu. Ft. Frost-Free Upright...
We had a lot of inquiries with what we call whistling appear to be from different problems which here below:
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
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