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My ge refrigerator is collecting ice behind and under the evaporator fan behind the ice maker. My first clue is the loud noise of the fan chipping away at the ice. I defrosted the ice enough for the

The ice make seems to work fine as it will still slowly make ice and drop but it does not have much time before the fan starts to chip away at the ice build up.

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Defrost issue:
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Replace Evaporator motor .

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I can only wonder if the drain tube has been cleaned out to make sure water flows into the pan .Also make sure it is fully defrosted and left over water will freeze quick.

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is it defrosting theres a glass tube which is the defroster bar,there known to have these fail

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suspect you have a problem with the defrost system and hence the noise with the fan. take back panel off inside the freezer and if i'm right, melt ice off with a hairdryer. get back to me to say the results if you want

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SOURCE: GE Refrigerator GSS201EPWW is making a loud noise

This is the fan motor making noise but the fan motor is probably ok. The main board supplies voltage to the motor and can cause it to make strange noises.

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