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This Fridge is 3 years old and recently started making noise when the freezer fan is running. I pulled the ice maker and rear inside freezer panel and discovered it was the plastice freezer fan that was the culprit. It stopped just as I had made this discovery. I carefully put everything back together to ensure the palstic panel did not make contact with the fan. I thought all was well for about 2 weeks and the noise is back. It sounds as if the fan blades are barely making contact with something. It sounds like a straw in a bicycle spoke.

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  • Anonymous Jun 10, 2008

    Yes, twice now. It originally happened while under warranty. After three repair attempts the technician authorized replacement of the entire fridge. Now after a year and a half the new fridge is doing the same thing. This time I note that it happens when the inside house temperature exceeds 75 F.

    Very annoying, considering how often I get extended warranty solicitations from both GE and Sears. Refrigerators shopuld last 20 years. If they don't, I won't buy that brand again, and I certainly won't buy their extended warranties!

  • bebik22 Apr 29, 2009

    noise comming from Freezer seems that ice is building up on fan and then fan starts touching it's housing ......what do I need to replace?



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Unplug your unit and check the fan blade by manually rotating it with your finger, check if the blade is not touching the fan blade frame. Check if the screws are not loose, align the fan blade and re tight the fan blade screws.

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