I have a GE TFX24V but couldn't fint it in the list. Anyway...my freezer is making a loud constantly-running noise and is also caked up with ice. Water was on my floor this am.
Anything I can do myself...or do I have to wait til Monday for a service call?
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Based off my understanding the freezer side of your Frigidaire refrigerator is making a loud humming noise. The humming sound could be coming from your compressor. If the sound is a new development it may be a possible issue with the fan pushing further against the wall. You may need to seek help from a professional technician for proper diagnosis and repair. This will help you from purchasing any unnecessary parts. Hope this information is helpful to you. -Matt
The chances are that the ice buildup is now in contact with the fan, hence the noise when fan hits ice.
As a short term fix, power the freezer off and let it defrost naturally, this will cure the immediate problem. In the long term, I presume that this is a self defrosting freezer, so you appear to have aproblem with the defrost cycle. You MAY find that a long power off and defrost will cause things to reset and it may well cure your problem anyway
The fan is hitting on ice buildup...unit is not defrosting... There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...
Open the freezer door and see if the sound is there or if its near the floor. This needs to be corrected soon to prevent damage to your refrigerator. Your explanation makes be think the fan inside the freezer is loose or has ice buildup around the blades or the fan blade has become unbalanced in some way...Let me know and please rate me, Thanks, Sea Breeze
Mine has been doing the same thing and foound it was the pump cavitating (dry). What caused it on my unit is there was buildup of minerals on the sides of the freezer plate so the ice slab wouldn't slide all of the way down onto the grid. When the unit would start the next cycle the water would ramp up over the stuck slab and down into the ice bin and then the pump would start making the noise. A related problem could be the cutter grid not heating so the slabs back up and results in the same issue. Look up into the freezer plate next time it makes the noise and see if there is a slab partially stuck.
Hello: I have solved my problem for right now. I defrosted the ice buildup under the icemaker applying hot cloths until the ice dissolved , after the ice fell, the noise immediately stopped. In the past two days so far the everything is running smooth. Thanks so much!
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.