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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...
Two main possibilities:
1.) If the refrigerator has an ice maker but you are not making ice, the solenoid valve will open every hour or so to allow water to fill the ice maker. That valve wears out and makes more noise as it ages. There is a metal rod/bar that can be lifted up to stop the ice maker from cycling.
The compressor and the associated starter cap may be failing and it can make odd noises when it starts back up after the defrost cycle. Time for a professional to take a look.
This noise is most likely coming from the evaporator fan motor that is located behind the panel just below the ice maker. There is an air duct that the fan blows through to cool the ice maker that is why the sound is heard in the ice maker area more.
The noise does not hurt anything but the motor can be replaced if it gets too annoying, it is a fairly common complaint. The part number for the motor is WR60X10185 and runs about $60.00. It is a bit challenging to get to but can be done with a bit of patience by removing everything in the freezer and taking the back panel off the inside of the freezer.
The buzz is most likely coming from the water valve that feeds the ice maker. If the ice maker is not being used the buzz will continue unless the power is disconnected to the valve. It does not hurt anything but can be annoying.
If the ice maker does not have the shut off handle (arm) to lift then a solution would be to unplug the ice maker itself. If you look at the ice maker in the freezer it is usually held on by 3 screws to the side wall. If you remove these screws there will be a wire plug that you can unplug and remove the entire ice maker and free up room. With it disconnected the buzz will stop.
it sounds like the compressor, or something near it. it is generally the only moving part in a refrigerator other than the door, so would be my first guess. If it is constantly running, but staying cool in the freezer there may be a small leak somewhere or the compressor is losing power, and pumping slower.
I have the GE profile Refrigerator with ice maker in the refrigerator compartment. Mine was knocking loudly for long periods of time, so I finally removed the icemaker by removing the side panel in the icemaker compartment held with 1 phillips head screw, disconnecting the electrical plug (unclip), pulling the tab of the icemaker down (on top) and sliding it toward the door, thus removing it. There was ice frozen in the motor compartment that was the problem. I let it thaw out and re-installed. All was OK after that..
suspect you have a problem with the defrost system and hence the noise with the fan. take back panel off inside the freezer and if i'm right, melt ice off with a hairdryer. get back to me to say the results if you want
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.