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Two things: One, when the fresh food part of the side by side fridge is on I hear a sort of clicking from the back near the floor. It's not so much a clicking as the sound of a small fan spinning not quite right. And there is a vibration sound. Also the bottom of the fridge leaks water. Not a lot but I have to keep a towel under it.

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Mine GE makes the same noise. I have not water issues.

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