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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Re: Hissing sound from under the side by side (GE) Frig.
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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This is a sign of a short and should be looked at immediately. A smell like that is a sign of something burning. I could be the start relay and start capacitor with overload. But I would not sleep with the possibility of a fire. I will look over your model and see if I can find what this could be, Sea Breeze
common issue.....sounds like a drain clog in the freezer compartment above. remove the freezer rear panel and totally defrost the evaporator area, directly under the evap you see( under all taht ice) a small drain hole that has become frozen over, try defrosting with either a hair dryer( not a heat gun too much heat youl melt everything) or by pouring hot water donw the drain until you get a free flow of water down the tube. after its clear reassemble and you should be fine
From description looks like the leak in where the shorted hose had been connected, or the pipe has another leak. Wrap the hose with a cloth, on the side where it goes inside the cabinet, so that you find out if the leak is coming from the inside or from the outside part. Ensure that it is not coondensation.
Check if there is frost on the back wall of the freezer, if so it is not defrosting. Many GE fridges need a new defrost heater every couple of years. If it's not defrosting, you can get by for a while by unplugging the fridge and leaving the freezer door open for 24 hrs, then plugging back in.
More than likely you let the refrigerant out. Is there an oily residue? If so you definitely punctured the evaporator. It's time consuming and expensive to properly repair a standard refrigerator sealed system and maintain the chemical stabilty that will prevent future problems. But with those tiny units priced as they are, it's always cheaper to replace them.