Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
Always hums; but the rev- ving (increasing and lowering sound ) sound is new and am wondering if there is an issue.
The evaporator fan is supposed to speed up when the fridge needs to cool down quickly; then slow down. So if it's just a normal sort of loud/soft whirring, then that's normal.
But if you have ice buildup on the back wall and roof of freezer, then you have encountered the dreaded GE crappy defrost system flaw. That causes ice to build up everywhere you can see, and where you can't see, like on (and in!) the evaporator motor. When the motor kicks into high, it impacts the ice buildup, and buzzes like a chain saw.
Solution is to unplug the fridge and let all the internal ice melt. Or get a blow-dryer or heat gun and carefully heat the freezer back wall, etc. Don't get it too hot, or you can melt the plastic!!! Be patient.
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Posted on Aug 26, 2010
Sometimes the evaporator fan makes this noise. This could be a sign of it going out but i wouldnt worry about it untill something actually goes wrong.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
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