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GE Refrigerator Brand new. Won't stop running. It's making ice just fine. Why does it just keep running?

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  • winkieru Jul 05, 2008

    I have had it for about a week. It sits on ceramic tile and nothing is obstructed. It was working just fine for a few days, then yesterday it started making a really loud buzzing sound which the GE website says is the icemaker, but that it should not buzz continuously. It was buzzing loudly non-stop. I emptied the ice, and ran some through the door. When I did this the buzzing stopped. It still seems to me to be running a lot, but it has been kicking off and on today. My food is cold in both fridge and freezer. I don't know, my neighbors doesn't buzz like that when it makes ice (same model). Also, when I check the temp for the freezer it says 37, but should be 0? it is set on 5, which is what it was set on when I got it. But my food is frozen. Should I just call for service or is this normal operation? Thanks.

  • winkieru Jul 05, 2008

    Thanks. I was incorrect about the temp. It is new and I am still trying to figure it out. The temp in the fridge is 37. The setting for the freezer is 5, and the actual reading is 5. The food in both the fridge and freezer are fine. It makes ice, and the water is cold. Everything is working. But....



    Here is what it does. When it kicks on, it makes a noticeable, loud, buzzing noise. It makes this noise the whole time it runs. It did NOT make this noise for the first few days I had it. If I remove the ice maker and manually turn the 2 prong part that rotates, the buzzing stops. I put the ice maker back in and the rest of the time it runs it is nice and quiet. The next time it starts running, the buzzing starts again. I guess I will just have to call for service as I do not think it should run this loud, especially since it didn't do it from the start. Thanks for your assistance.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    my GE has been doing this since we first got it...we've replaced the motor behind the ice maker 3 times...and they came out and reset everything...but it is still so loud that I am about to shove it out in the street and just let someone have it....GE repairmen just keep fixing the same thing...fixes it temporariy...about 2 days..then starts again...It's really loud..we can hear it upstairs...VERY ANNOYING

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Unless the airflow is obstructed (like the refrigerator is on carpet), then it should not run more than a couple hours at a time. if you just got it today and loaded it up with stuff then it might take 24 hours for the temperatures to stabilize. 

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  • Mike Durland
    Mike Durland Jul 05, 2008

    the temperature in the freezer cannot be 37 (this would be normal for the refrigerator though) if it is making ice, the thermometer must be bad. i would give it a little more time since the temperatures are acceptable. sometimes when you have a new appliance in your home it is easy to be oversensitive to its noises. 

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