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The evaporator fan motor makes a high pitched whine when it comes on. This issue does not occur with the other fridges of the same model that we have.

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Hello Ron Rommelfanger,

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I have a hotpoint HSS25GFPJWW fridg. The coil that opens the flapper door for the ice was bad so i replaced it . Now when i push the leaver in to get ice the fridge shut's down like ther is a large power drain. This was doing this before i replaced the coil but the flapper door was not opening then now it opens. It evens shut's the compressor off.

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Fan motor is bad and needs to be replaced.

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clean out suction tubes ther is something caught in them

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SOURCE: I have a GE model GSL25JFTA BS that was making a

Sounds like the evap motor and can be found at appliance parts pro part # AP3875639 $44.36/ the mother board if you would like to know is part #AP4436216 $134.95 but i would not waste the money.

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