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GE Frig making noise periodically.

Due to water issues, we turned off the water to the icemaker 6 months or so. The icemaker switch is in the off position as well as the water feed to the icemaker. We are now having a periodic cycling noise coming from the middle/back(on the side behind a access panel) of the fridge. It sounds like some mechanical type cycle that goes over and over and the lights flash inside the fridge (or dim down) when the noise happens. Sometimes the noise will clear, but it seems to be staying for longer periods of time now. The fridge is two years old.

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SOURCE: Defrosting of freezer periodically

You could have a problem with the defrost heater or it could be a problem with the control board. Hope that helps.

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SOURCE: My GE profile refrigerator makes a fan noise

Hello my name is Tim Ehrhart, it sounds like you may have a wire that is hitting the fan blade wich can be seriouse as if it shorts out it could catch fire. A trick to fix this is to take off the cover and make sure the fan is clear or all wires and everything else, if there are wires either tape them back, hot glue them or redirect them away from the fan. I hope this helps you out.

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SOURCE: My GE Profile fridge periodically (eve other n) leaks water

Thaw out the defrost drain in the freezer. It has frozen over and the defrost water has nowhere else to go except on your floor.

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SOURCE: My GE Profile Arctica leaks periodically...enough

your freezer cabinet need to get all out also the ice machine,and open the back wall
there is a drain hole in the bottom middle of it make sure it is clean, and if you pure water they go all the way
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SOURCE: Periodic loud buzzing noise

Two main possibilities:
1.) If the refrigerator has an ice maker but you are not making ice, the solenoid valve will open every hour or so to allow water to fill the ice maker. That valve wears out and makes more noise as it ages. There is a metal rod/bar that can be lifted up to stop the ice maker from cycling.
The compressor and the associated starter cap may be failing and it can make odd noises when it starts back up after the defrost cycle. Time for a professional to take a look.

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