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Fan makes noise

Hi - the unit works fine, but the fan makes a noise like its touching something.  It's been like this forever.  How do I get inside the unit to view the fan.  Can't find a manual online.  Ed

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Here is the General Electric appliance web site to download your manual from.. 
http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/literature/

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