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A high pitched loud hum (about a C) is coming from the freezer

I have a GE side by side. The hum develops after being on a while.
It is so strong, it can be heard on the second floor and outside. I
checked the fan and it was O.K. The number settings have no effect.

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That is your compressor. The bearings in them go bad and overheat. Sometimes it will even keep the compressor from restarting. You need a compressor.

Posted on Sep 16, 2009

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SOURCE: A side by side GE refrigerator with a loud hum

Hello Kchoffman73,

It sems we developed the same problem.
The hum seems to be coming from the bottom rear of the
fridge.

we have a GE side-by-side model TFX25JR.
The fridge is about 12 years old.

Whats the status of your fridge ? Did it ever stop
humming ? Did you replace or repair it ?
Does it still work ?

Thanks

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: My Hotpoint makes a high pitched humming noise all the time.

Hi,

This noise is most likely coming from the evaporator fan motor that is located behind the panel just below the ice maker. There is an air duct that the fan blows through to cool the ice maker that is why the sound is heard in the ice maker area more.

The noise does not hurt anything but the motor can be replaced if it gets too annoying, it is a fairly common complaint. The part number for the motor is WR60X10185 and runs about $60.00. It is a bit challenging to get to but can be done with a bit of patience by removing everything in the freezer and taking the back panel off the inside of the freezer.


Posted on Apr 18, 2010

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SOURCE: i recently cleaned behind my

take off the bottom back panel of the fridge,there's a condenser fan in there,something could have jammed into it when you cleaned and the fan motor is humming because it can't spin,check this right away,this is what cools down the compressor if it's the problem

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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