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Hissing sound from under the side by side (GE) Frig.

Seems like it is coming from a leak in a hose. Is it possible that there is what is called and expansion valve and it has a small leak? What do I do? I have not noticed yet any type of problems with the cooling and freezing, but it just started. Motor still running, you can hear it in the freezer. Hissing sound is separate.

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I've had a GE side by side for three years and we've had to listen to a high frequency hissing/humming sound, that's actually in my ear now....I have exceptional hearing and the refrigerator in the kitchen drives me crazy....I can hear it everywhere in the house.....when the refer shuts off, my head is clear, so I know it's coming from the husband thinks it's the fan, they are made of plastic now instead of steel....when they get cold, they whirrrr and get louder and louder, so I've had enough and he's going in there to replace the plastic fan.....GE said it's a Home Depot problem, Home Depot said it's a GE problem, so what that means is it's my problem...that's why I never buy appliance insurance's like throwing your money down a rat hole.......oh and by the way, the environmental laws that are coming down the pike will solve all this; we'll be using blocks of ice again to keep our food cold and frozen....and then it'll be, "I long for the days of hissing GE refrigerators"


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Happened to me whie my wife was home . the little Plastic hose sprung a pinhole leak and of course I was not home at the time so i got the dreaded (You Need to Come Home Right Now and Move the refrigerator out to see whats going on) of course I could not leave right away and I informed her that the refrigerator wqass on wheels and allo that she needed to do was pull it straight out and shut off the water. Oh well that was long, Well good luck and have a Merrry Christmas

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    Todd Born Dec 24, 2008

    oh yea the refrigerator has a capillary tube on it and not a TxV


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