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My GE Monogram side-by-side built in refrigerator is only 1 1/2 years old. There is a fairly loud "knocking" sound (about 8 quick knocks) about every 15 minutes. Any ideas of what it is?

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I had a distinct "knocking sound" coming from the compressor behind the top panel of a side-by-side Monogram built-in. It was quiet sometimes and very loud at other times, and everything in between. I waited until it hadn't run for a while (too hot) so I could get my arm/hand behind the compressor to check the fan. I found the fan blade to be hitting the cowling when I spun it with my fingers. I attempted to reposition the fan but I made it worse when the fan came on--so while the fan was running I pushed on one side of the fan blade assembly to better center it in the cowling until the sound disappeared. Not a very sophisticated solution, but effective none the less. You cannot even hear the refrigerator running now. The fan blade will move forward/back on the drive post--it appears to be designed this way--so your issue is getting it left/right centered.

(Note: the fan blade is a very soft plastic so there is little chance of injury. I used a long heavy-duty screw driver to push and reposition the blade next to the center drive post only. You have more of an opportunity to burn yourself on the compressor and lines, than hitting the fan blades with your fingers (it's a very low torque fan), so wear a long sleeve shirt.

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Sounds like the compressor may be to blame listen closely to the sound an where its comming from ..then let me know../joe

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  • Hefty2000 Nov 12, 2010

    I also have a GE monogram side by side ziss460dx or similar..... it has exact knocking problem... although maybe less frequent than each 15 minutes. The knocking is coming just below mid point of freezer section, near isolation (wall) from refrigerator section. I once read there are a series of dampers or vent covers that actuate from time to time btwn Freezer and Fridge... i wonder if these are small servo/stepper motor controlled flaps and one is jammed up?
    any experience with that?

    thx
    steve

  • rlschwandt Jan 29, 2011

    I also have this problem. Has it been resolved and how? thx

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