Question about GE (PSS26MSRSS) Side by Side Refrigerator
Hi, I see a lot of posts about GE s by s refrigerators making loud whirring or even howling sounds that are loud enough to wake people up at night. I am happy to say that I don't have the issue to that extent, but the noise I hear seems to come from the back of the freezer. It is a humming/whirring sound that just started on a 4 year old refrigerator. The volume of the sound is noticeable but not loud. It is just bad enough to be annoying while eating dinner or watching TV in the next room. It seems to stop temporarily when the doors are opened or if you give the unit a good shake. Any thoughts?
GE refrigs have a variable speed evaporator fan motor that is controlled by a computer board on the back of the refrig. now the noise you are hearing is most likely the fan motor ramping up and down in speed (some of my customers say it sounds like a ghost). if its a continuous ramping up and down then the speed cotroller on the board is bad and must be replaced. if its just an occasional sound then thats normal and nothing to worry over.
Btw the reason the noise stops when the door opens is because the fan shuts off when you open the door.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
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