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GE GSS25IFRF "surging"

We own two GE GSS25IFRF refrigerators. One in our house, one at our shop. The one in the shop has the annoying habit of "surging" while running. The fan in the freezer side surges between a high and low setting. The fridge keeps cold and the freezer is freezes hard. The surging is mildly annoying and I'm wondering how much $ it is costing me by not running steady. The surge is about 2 seconds on high, 3-4 seconds on low. The sound is oooooooohhhWAAAAAAoooooooohhh, repeat until cold. (That's the best I could do in words... =)
Note that the one in the shop is a year newer. Also the shop unit seems to go through water filters 5 times faster than the house. Same water supply. I don't think the water issue is related to the surging, but I thought I would add it just in case.

Any ideas? I'd appreciate them. Thanks!

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The motherboard (part 801 on diagram) controls the speed of the fans and it may be going bad. The round type of condenser fan you have may be the cause of the weird sound.(part 730) Make sure it's clean. As long as it's cold you can run it just beware it may stop. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5241174&diagram_id=24104631#d24104631

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