Just recently I heard a noise coming from my freezer. In my freezer in the back is a panel which I assume is some sort of control panel. When it is running it glows red and very hot to the touch. The noise seems to be condensation or water hitting this panel when it is on. Now, I don't know if this was always like this but it was just recently I starting hearing the noise. Because of the heat this was giving off, I'm so afraid of it catching fire. Does anyone know if this is suppose to be like this or not and if I'm right for being concerned? GE is coming out tomorrow and charging me $70 for doing so and I want to have some knowledge before they show up.
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When you hear your GE Profile refrigerator making a clicking noise, coming from the back/rear of refrigerator, your refrigerator control board is bad. If your refrigerator and freezer are still cooling then you are lucky and you might have a few days to get that control board replaced. The clicking sound you're hearing most of the time, comes from a small panel located on the rear of refrigerator. Remove 3 screws and replace.
Is there any frost build up on the freezer panel? If not, this could be a damper door issue. Check to see if air is coming from the damper, this is the vent inside the back left-corner of the fresh food side, assuming the evap fan is running. If you feel nothing, it more than likely is your damper door.
If you have frost build up, we're talking about a defrost issue then. Let me know!
Hi, Remove the rear inside freezer panel and you will be able to see the evaporator fan motor. The fan motor is what is squeeling.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
Usually the groaning noise is from a locked up icemaker. Remove the icemaker and defrost it with hot water. Check to make sure the unit is in good shape and not chipping. Let it dry out and then reinstall.
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
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.
Thanks for your question, I hope I can help some. My answer is long winded but full of good info.
The noise could be as the GE guy said refrigerant (gas) noise. If it is refrigerant noise it happens as the liquid refrigerant comes out of the tiny capillary tube and enters the evaporator (cooling) coil in the freezer. Along with the liquid coming through the capillary tube there often are gas pockets. The flow of the liquid and gas pockets into the evaporator coil cause strange sounds. If the noise you are hearing is this refrigerant noise, you should only hear the noise while the compressor is running and then only for a short time (1 to 2 minutes) after the compressor shuts off.
If the noise continues after that I do not think it is a refrigerant noise.
There are times when the compressor will not be running but the fan in the freezer will be running on this model. This is normal and working properly but if the noise is present when the freezer fan is running and the noise stops when the freezer fan stops, the likely cause will be the main board located in a square panel on the rear of the refrigerator above the compressor compartment. I know that sounds crazy but the main board can cause the freezer fan motor to make some really strange noises. Eventually the board will probably fail.
One other test would be for you to listen for the compressor to turn off, then if the noise is present after the compressor turns off, you would next unplug the refrigerator from the receptacle. If the noise continues with the refrigerator unplugged it must be refrigerant noise. If it stops, I am betting on a bad main board.
I tried to locate for you information on a material that Whirlpool and Frigidaire as well as some others use as a noise deaden-er that they wrap around where the capillary tube enters the evaporator. I was not successful in locating anything. I am sorry I could not find it. supertechks
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Something to check for. Is the top of the refrigerator door lower than the freezer door? If so the ref. light may not be turning off all the time. Pull bottom panel off to expose hinges. The ref hinge should have an adjuster. Adjust door up to be level with freezer.