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I have a side by side refrigerator model # GSH25SGRB 55 that on a fairly regular basis whistles. It has a high pitched sound. At first I thought it might have to do with the water filter, but I have changed the filters regularly and the noise continues. I can not pinpoint the source but guess it might have something to do with the waterlines or the pump for the water and ice. However the noise lasts much longer and I can't link it to the ices cycle. Any thoughts on what to try to stop the whistlihg.

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  • jedwardfox Mar 31, 2011

    Pull out from wall but could not isolate noise from back. I did find thatn if I openned freezer door from front, the noise is clearly coming from within. Any more thoughts or suggestion? If the fan is still a possibity, how does on oil it?

  • jedwardfox Apr 01, 2011

    I thought I had responded to this but can not find it and this computer is acting up so here goes.

    I pulled out the fridge and listened for a fan or other cause from the back and could not pin point anything. I did however discover that if you open the freezer door on the front you can hear the whistle very loud. It is clear that the sound is coming from the freezer compartment. I don't know if this confirms or confuses your guess. If it confirms your view, how and where do I get access to the fan? the back is one big panel and I don't see any other "freezer" openning?. If this is something else anyother thoughts? Thanks in advance...



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There is a fan in the freezer compartment which might be needing a spot of oil in its bearings. The sound must be the friction noise from the bearings ( a high pitched whirring noise ). To confirm this put your ear to the back side of the freezer compartment when you hear the sound.

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