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GE GTS17JBSBB makes chirping/tapping sound

I purchased this refrigerator on Craig's List a couple of days ago. It works well-keeps food cold, but makes a chirping/tapping sound when fan is running. You can hear the sound on the video. Any idea what might be causing it? Is the fan likely to fail in the near future? Thanks

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Thats not a fan noise. to me, sounds like pressure going thru an expansion valve. you better get on an appliance thread website with that one. meantime....loose mounting of condenser pipe or evaporator outlet???

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

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SOURCE: 5 year old Maytag Wide by Side Refrigerator side not cooling

Same issue with my 6 yr old Maytag side-by-side model #MSD2756GEW. Turned out it was caused by a faulty circuit board. This circuit board is located in the upper right fridge section. Apparently these boards are sensitive to power surges (which we have here in central Texas from time to time.) When the circuit board is fried, it makes a noise like a fan blade malfunctioning and it stops the auto defrost feature in the freezer from working. So the freezer ices up at the back, and the ice prevents the cold air from reaching the fridge section.

Our circuit board (which we thought was a fan) made ominous noises for a few months. (The noise would last only a minute or so and stop shortly after we opened a door). Eventually we noticed that the fridge wasn't as cold and the freezer had snow in it. Finally the board stopped making noise and about a week or so afterward we noticed that the milk had spoiled and the fridge wasn't very cold. The food in the freezer side pretty solidly frozen, thankfully.

In addition to replacing the circuit board, the fridge had to be de-iced or it would not work properly. I put it all frozen into a large camping cooler where it stayed for several hours. I opened the freezer doors and put table fan and pointed a hobby light which gets quite hot, at the back of the freezer. Within 3 hours, the ice had melted significantly so I could see through the grate at the back of the freezer. This really great technician named Tracy, made a special trip to the parts store to get the circuit board and came back within a couple hours, bringing with him a steamer. He removed the back panel inside the freezer section (the coils are behind there) and used the steamer to melt the rest of the ice before he left.

Tracey, who works for a local appliance repair company, told me that about 4 years ago, Maytag started making their fridges with built-in surge protection, so the circuit boards apparently don't get fried on the newer models as they do on my 6 yr old model. He recommended that we put plug the fridge into a heavy-duty surge protector - which we are definitely going to do.

TR

Posted on Mar 18, 2008

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SOURCE: the refrigerator section is not cold

Replace the freezer fan motor.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator not keeping food cold

you may have defrost problem

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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