Question about GE Profile PSW26P Stainless Steel Side by Side Refrigerator
The temperature in the freezer is getting warmer. Have had it set at 5 degrees, it is currently 25 degrees. The refrigerator is cooling fine. The motor is running constantly and there is a loud buzzing noise. This refrigerator is only 18 months old!
If the problem disappears (for a while) when the freezer reaches 32F, then I know what the problem is.
The GE Profile refrigerators (and likely other models as well) often don't defrost properly, especially in humid climates. So they can develop ice buildup internally, especially if the air vents at the back of the freezer are blocked by frozen food. Once that happens, that ice can interfere with the cold air circulation booster fan that runs when the freezer temperature is too warm. Then you get a LOUD buzzing noise from the fan blades, as they bang into the ice.
The immediate "solution" is to be sure nothing blocks the air vents, and then to melt the ice that interferes with the fan. You can turn the fridge off for a while (with the food removed so it doesn't spoil), and/or get a hair dryer and heat the inside back of the freezer, until the ice melts and falls away from the fan. (Just be careful not to block the nozzle of the hair dryer, or it may burn out from overheating!)
But the ultimate solution is to buy another refrigerator, one that is NOT a GE! And that makes me sad, because GE used to make GREAT refrigerators. My last GE refrigerator is nearly 20 years old, and still works well, and it does so QUIETLY.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
In back of the unit is a removable panel. Remove this panel and check the condenser for some kind of obstruction, such as paper sucked into the fan. Clean the condenser by blowing out with air or vacuum cleaning it. Reinstall the panel after you are done. The loud buzzing noise. Where is it coming from? If it is coming from the compressor behind that back panel. Normally the temperature problem is reversed from how you stated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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