Question about GE Hotpoint Top-Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

My new refrigerator is so loud. I can hear it in my living room. I was told all new refrigerators are loud. Is this true?

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • GE Master
  • 43,501 Answers

NO!!!! There is something wrong.... something is not adjusted right...the fan is hitting something or the bearings are bad in the fan and INSIST that they fix it or take it back!!!


Posted on Sep 16, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Bought a new whirlpool refrigerator for the garage and was told by the salesman at Lowe's that it will still operate. Now I hear if the weather gets below 30 degree it will not operate. Is that true...

One thing that would concern me is the temperature that the compressor will go down to.

With a cold, or very cold, compressor the oil inside it will be sluggish possibly causing motor start up problems. There is also the fact that the refrigerant will have migrated to the coldest spot, namely the compressor, and this refrigerant will wash away any lubricant on start up.

The first thing I would suggest is that you fit a crankcase heater to the bottom half of the compressor and provide a permanent power supply to it.

Jul 21, 2011 | Frigidaire 20.6 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Not cooling any more was on 8-9 degrees made very loud noise now room temperature,


Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.

If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay

Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold



Feb 24, 2011 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

LOUD noices

No....not short of sticking a pillow over the front of the door...Its a Samsung made in Korea.

Jul 20, 2010 | Samsung RF265AA Bottom Freezer French Door...

1 Answer

Loud clanging when it stops running model # ED25DQ

When the motor inside the compressor stops, the internal springs absorb the momentum. If an internal spring breaks or (more likely) gets weak, it may allow the motor to bang against the outer case of the compressor. The refrigerator will most likely work many more years this way, but the only way to stop that noise would be to replace the compressor, which is cost prohibitive. If you can't live with the noise, buy a new energy efficeint refrigerator and recycle the old one or use it in the basement or give it away. PS. If you give nearly any refrigerator compressor, even a new unused one, a shake, you will hear it knock against it's outer case.

Apr 01, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

Freezer compressor runs loud and rough

Not if the repair was done correctly. The oil was probablly lost with the refrigerant and it sounds like it (the oil) wasn't replaced.

Mar 10, 2010 | True T-49 Side by Side Refrigerator...

1 Answer

Makeing a loud noise. sounds like it is coming

take back lower cover off check the fan see if there is somthing in it, clean the coils while your down there take front grill off and clean there too, make sure you put the back, back on it needs to be there or fride will overheat

Dec 25, 2009 | Whirlpool Gold White-on-White 21.9 cu. ft....

1 Answer


Is it hooked up to a water supply? If not, you are heaqring the water valve call for water and no water is available. If you are using plastic line, it could be kinked. You should change it to copper anyway as plastic very often fails and floods.

Apr 07, 2009 | GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by...

2 Answers

Whirlpool top freezer refrigerator- compressor makes a loud noise

The compressor is that black casing you see at the bottom of your refrigerator - inside this sealed case is the motor assembly which stits on 3 or 4 springs that act like a cushion - you have a little gap at the bottom where the lubricating oil is present. Your springs have likely worn out and when the compressor shuts off the assembly is banging against the rigid casing make that loud "klonk" or bang noise. It IS normal for compressor to make some faint "tick-tick-tick...tick.....tick" when shutting off, but loud banging, bell sounds, etc, means the assembly is banging on the case from the inside - you can indeed live with the noise, your compressor will function normally, probably for months, or even years - it can also keep wearing out and one day the noise might get very loud (like a very high humming noise) - There is NOTHING that can be fixed, you either pay $400+ to change the compressor or buy a new refrigerator - If you DO replace a compressor usually the replacement will be noisier - Keep a thermostat inside your refrigerator at all time to make sure your compressor is still keeping your refrigerator and freezer cool.

Mar 20, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Top fan on True T19 noisy

no all the fans have to be working for the unit to work correctly

Feb 22, 2009 | True T-49 Side by Side Refrigerator...

1 Answer

True T-49 side by side is noisey

is unit cooling? if not suspect a deficient compressor. if it likes makes a rattling noise really loud suspect compressor wear hope it can help.

Apr 18, 2008 | True T-49 Side by Side Refrigerator...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

391 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2287 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4066 Answers

Andrew Taylor
Andrew Taylor

Level 3 Expert

15704 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides