Question about Refrigerators
My Hotpoint Side by Side started making a loud noice this weekend. It sounded like something was vibrating with a piece of metal on top. Fist I thought maybe something had fallen beside or behind the frig. Nothing in sight then I noticed you could make it quit by opening either door. There was also a little water on the floor when I came back in the room from under the freezer side. I had also been noticing ice inside the freezer box, some in the case just above the top of the door and some also on the top inside ledge of the door.
Anyway, I scheduled G.E. service to come, the service man said that the doors were defective and it would cost $650 to replace them. Has anyone ever heard of this befoer or does he think i was just born yesterday???
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the sizzling noise is water hitting the defrost elememt and this is normal - shows the defrost system is working. if water comes on the floor of the freezer, this may be the drain for the defrost water is blocked. remove the freexer back panel and the drain is in the tray where the defrost water is caught. if it is blocked - usually with ice - clear it with hot water and make sure the water drains freely. takes some patience and maybe several attempts
Posted on Jul 13, 2007
very common blocked drain to cure unplug appliance defrost then remuve bottom panel freezer side you will find a silver tray with a drain chnnel unblock the hole that should cure it
Posted on Nov 13, 2008
try checking the tube that water drains out , it could be plugged with crumbs or old partials of food and causing the problem, This has happened with my fridge at one time , affecting the defrost cycle of the freezer and dripping water out of the door, The tube was located under the crisper in the back of the inside of my fridge, Hope this solves your problem
Posted on Apr 19, 2009
SOURCE: noise vibration
if you take the back panel of the freezer out you can get to the condenser fan they do have a habit of going bad and actually having the fan and shaft move forward on them usually when you start hearing the noise it is not long before it goes out completely.
Posted on May 15, 2009
please do not use hot water.........only clean drain hole with copper wire with very small cloth on
end.sounds like you left door open? adjust feet to allow door to close itself..if left ajar.
fully defrost.clean drain hole.adjust feet. switch on ...
this freezer works best full....
Posted on Feb 06, 2010
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