Question about Refrigerators
OK, I think I understand. Thing is we need to do a few things to see if your control board is the problem or if the fan or a freon leak is the answer. You need to tell me if this began suddenly or if over a period of time. I have been having trouble lately from Fixya if the customer (YOU) responds to my solutions. Let me know if you want my help and I will see if I get a email letting me know of your response, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
Did it ever work or for some reason you never noticed it before? I've had to swap the door stops to get the door to stop. They can usually be swapped around according to what's needed in different situations.
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
We have the same fridge and same problem.....our fan is freezing up. We have had to take the bottom panel out and use a hair dryer to melt the ice around the fan (serveral times!) I dont know what the solution is or why this is happeneing (we have the temp set very low).
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
Ice maker Diagnostic Test:
- Remove the ice bucket
-Turn the ice maker off, wait 15 seconds than turn it back on
-Press the ice paddle three times, this will begin diagnostic test.
-PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH ICE MAKER DURING DIAGNOSTICS
-In 3 minutes you should see the rack inside turn 360 degrees
-AND the ice maker bowl should fill with water
-IF either DID NOT work, call 1-800-GE-CARES for ice maker replacement. A service call is approx $80. The $80 will be deducted from the part/labor if you choose to purchase/install parts from the service technician. If not, you will pay for the service call. Good luck.
Posted on Apr 05, 2010
I have the same problem. For me though, it's not the fan (I cchecked it as suggested). It appears to be the ice maker. The noise stops when the freezer door is open. The ice cubes are also not great (hollow). I think we had this problem before and it was a problem with the water line being frozen. Any suggestions?
Posted on Jun 10, 2010
SOURCE: Evaporator Fan Motor noise is
Despite my urge to vent about GE refrigerators, I'll keep this short.
If you have a constant squealing noise from the evaporator fan in the freezer, there's a good chance the fan just has failing bearings, and replacing the evaporator fan might solve the problem.
But if the noise is intermittent; quiet sometimes but sometimes buzzing loudly, then my bet is there's nothing wrong with your evaporator fan. It's a problem with the design of GE fridges: They don't defrost completely. So ice builds up on the back freezer wall, etc., and on and around the evaporator fan. That's not a problem when the fan is in "low speed mode". But open the door, get the fridge warm, and the fan kicks into "high speed mode". That's when the noise will start, as the fan blades and assembly warps under speed to hit ice and start vibrating.
Acid test is this: While the noise is occurring, turn the fridge temp (not freezer) control up as high as you can without turning off the fridge. That will make the fan shift into low speed. If the noise stops, you got ice on the fan, my friend.
In that case, unplug the fridge, and get a hair dryer and blow warm air into and onto the evaporator fan area. Maybe gently whack the fan area with your hand a bit, to knock the ice off. Once you get all the ice off, turn it back on. If it runs on high, without any noise, the problem is fixed ... until the next set of high humidity days. I plan to post a video about this, once I get it edited to remove the expletives. ;-)
GE will sell you a "moisture kit" for $340, which may fix the problem, but only if your fridge is out of warranty.
If your fridge is still under warranty, GE will tell you there's nothing wrong and that maybe you just need ear plugs.
Posted on Aug 26, 2010
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