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Hi. You answered a question about a "sizzle" noise coming from the freezer of a GE Profile side-by-side. Your answer was "The sizzling in your case means that it is working....it is just water dripping from the cooling coil onto the hot element that defrosts it..." I just want to ask an additional question. We have turned off the water to the 'fridge, because it started leaking water onto the floor. And the ice maker quit about a year ago. And then yesterday, the "sizzle" noise started happening - which we had never heard before (we've lived here for 7 years) - and it stopped about 10 minutes after it started, and we haven't heard it again. So here's my question - do you think that these are all signs that just one thing is wrong with the fridge, or multiple things? Thanks!

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The defrost cycle happens 1-2 times in 24 hours usually, and lasts 20-30 minutes.at which time the cooling process starts again.you may or may not hear the sizzle during the 20-30 minutes.if the frezer-freezes and the fresh food section is cold enough its probably o.k.

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