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Access evaporator fan making noise

How to access ge evaporator fan to fix.do i have to remove entire ice maker to access? model pti22mfmarbb

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  • matthyde Jan 30, 2010

    look at model # its a top freezer

  • matthyde Jan 30, 2010

    its a top freezer

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You can just remove the fan cover assembly in the freezer compartment same area where the freezer light bulb is located and access the evaporator fan from there,no need to remove ice maker assy at all

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If you have a bottom frezzer you have to remove the icemaker if it is in the way,it's easy 2 screws,then remove the back panel,it will be cliped on or screwed on or both,you can get a new one at sears .com(parts) the model number should be in the frig. side-mike

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If you have a constant squealing noise from the evaporator fan in the freezer, there's a good chance the fan just has failing bearings, and replacing the evaporator fan might solve the problem.

But if the noise is intermittent; quiet sometimes but sometimes buzzing loudly, then my bet is there's nothing wrong with your evaporator fan. It's a problem with the design of GE fridges: They don't defrost completely. So ice builds up on the back freezer wall, etc., and on and around the evaporator fan. That's not a problem when the fan is in "low speed mode". But open the door, get the fridge warm, and the fan kicks into "high speed mode". That's when the noise will start, as the fan blades and assembly warps under speed to hit ice and start vibrating.

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GE will sell you a "moisture kit" for $340, which may fix the problem, but only if your fridge is out of warranty.

If your fridge is still under warranty, GE will tell you there's nothing wrong and that maybe you just need ear plugs.

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