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Humming My fridge started to make a loud humming noice. it can be heard all over the house. it did not always do it. it is about 4 years old

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  • yhkcbay Dec 27, 2008

    Mine howls, moans, whines...believe it to be the "efficient" compressor by ge's wonderful six sigma engineers. I'm going to shoot mine at some point in the near future.

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