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GE SidexSide PSS26SGPASS Makes Humming Noise

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?

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  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    I called a local serviceman but he was at a loss. It's been howling for over a year. Driving me CRAZY. Just moved into a new condo. All GE Profile appliances but am very dissatisfied. Inside of dishwasher corroded within year one due to moisture build up.

  • tommythejoat May 26, 2008

    Our refrigerator has the same problem. It started after about 18 months. It seems awfully soon for such a problem.



    We found the reference to the controller board in the documentation. Is there an inexpensive source of these things?

  • gtscharg Aug 25, 2008

    Mine is a PFS22MIW (french door) about two weeks old. Noticed a slight whine when it was first plugged in, but last night it was so loud it woke my wife and I sleeping in an upstairs bedroom with the door closed, a howling noise in A above middle C. Howls as long as the unit is running. I just removed the ice bin and turned off the ice maker to see if that makes any difference. My SWAG is that the evaporator motor had bad bearings from day one and they got worse, as it sounds like a bearing vibration. Still cools but will probably make a warranty claim on this for a new motor. For sure it's a QC issue with supplier.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    GE says it is not a problem, but rather it is normal refrigerator noise. It is loud enough at times to be heard in an adjacent room with a TV on.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    X1 makes loud humming notice enough to b very annoying

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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.

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