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Howling Refrigerator Hello, I hope someone has some words of wisdom on how to fix my refrigerator. My GE model gsl22jfph-bs refrigerator mildly howls or makes a woooing sound. The fridge is about 3 years old. Any idea? Thanks. Jon

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  • blamb050 Dec 05, 2008

    I have the same problem - it's coming from the freezer side. If I turn the freezer off, the howling stops. Anyone have any idea how to fix?

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    Same problem. Mild howling sound.

  • hsantucci Feb 02, 2009

    freezer on my side by side Ge fridge howls?

  • eddyc60 Mar 03, 2009

    Same issue, a howling sound from inside/behind the freezer. It's a GE GHS25J, about 18 months old.

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I am having the same problem with my GE 2005 refrigerator. Anyone find a solution yet?

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GE side by side that howls almost constantly. Only 4 years old. Any suggestions?

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I have a GE model GSL22JFPH BS refridgerater and


Then the line in the door is frozen . Either raise the freezer temp for several days , so the line in the door will thaw , or , I have heard using an air tank will blow the ice out of the line in the door . There is a heater for the water dispensor tube , pt # WR49X10173 , which should keep this from happening again .

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My fridge is howling pretty loudly when ever it runs , the howling is coming from behind the ice maker turned the ic e maker off but unit st ill howls what s wrong


Hi, It sounds like the evaporator fan motor is going bad or there is frost building up and hitting the fan blade.
Unplug the refrigerator and remove the rear panel inside the freezer and locate the fan.
You can plug the refrigerator in and see if the fan is making the noise.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Howling - Which is the correct fix


I think I have the same problem. The unit is also about 2 years old (GSH25KGRBB). I have an extended warranty. They already replaced the controller card. I see it is the exact part number you have mentioned. It seemed to help for awhile but I think it has gotten worse again. The noise is more consistent after they changed the board. Less revving up to "turbo" mode. Howling is a good description. I can hear it now, on the other side of the house. I would change the fan out. I think they did the board first because it probably is easier even if the part cost is higher. I will probably call them back again. This will be the third time. The first time they just changed the little flapper on the ice dispenser. Otherwise the unit cools and runs flawlessly.

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