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Freezer Help we have a whirring noise in our freezer that wont quit goes from low to very high pitch. Do we need to adjust something ourselves or do we need to call in a repairman. What is wrong with our freezer patti

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  • jec2you Dec 21, 2007

    Noise is not a fan touching anything. It is a whistling sound like wind whistling outside on a windy day.

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    I have the same problem and was wondering if it could be a controller rather than the motor. The fan seem to go fast-slow-fast-slow-fast-slow varing in about 1 second intervals making a strangle whirring sound as it changes speeds.

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    I have a GE Side By Side Refrigerator that has a whirring noise that goes for 45 minutes to and hour and then turns off for 45 minutes to an hour. To stop the noise for 45 minutes I turn the freeser and refrigerator off for a couple of seconds then it starts up again in 45 minutes. (smile)

    Any solutions? My repair guy came and the noise was off!!! Of course


  • Wxwvlg Mar 19, 2008

    Fan in freezer goes from high to almost a stop and then up to high
    again. Removed ice bin and shelf and found several ice cubes jammed
    back near the fan outlet. Seems to be OK now, but ice maker continually
    makes too much ice, making it hard to remove the ice storage bin. Can't
    seem to adjust the paddle that stops the ice making process.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2008

    Exact same problem here. Ours is the GSL25JFPH BS side by side. The whirring noise is coming from the freezer section and will cycle about every 30 to 45 minutes. When it is making the noise it ramps volume up, stops and starts over. I have another fridge and thought it needed defrosting so I emptied it completely and unplugged it for several days. Plugged it back in and the sound is back. Fridge is 3 years old and worked good till a few months back. HELP :(

  • naatch_1 Apr 17, 2008

    I have a 3 1/2 year old Model GSL25JFPE BS that is also making the same wind noise at a certain speed (which it runs at most of the time). I've taken it apart several times without fixing the problem. There is not frost/condensation buildup anywhere. Its rather embarressing as friends and family have asked the following; "Is that noise an airplane outside", "do you live near a train track", or "are you brewing hot water in a tea kettle".

    All these other complaints don't make me feel any better but at least I know its not just in my head.

  • aprie Sep 17, 2008

    This thing is howling like I'm at the north pole.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Same exact problem with GSL25 JFPE. It sounds like wind continuously blowing through my freezer. The refrig is approximately 5 years old and just started making this noise.

  • Skyman65 Jan 10, 2009

    Exact same problem as described by others. Whirring sound coming from freezer. Fan cycles from fast to slow. Sounds like I'm at the North Pole. I took the panels off from the back of the freezer interior and found the fan motor. Tried spraying WD40 on the fan shaft. Didn't help. It seems like is it the controller, not the fan motor itself. From all the other posters here, it seems like a common problem. Surely someone knows what causes this?!?!

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    same problem. Sears repairman came and said I need a new fan motor for $75, but wanted another $200 to put it in. I asked him long it would take to fix....15 minutes.

    I guess I'll try it myself.

  • chra Feb 17, 2009

    I don't have this exact model, but one similar and have the exact same problem described by everyone.  I have asked several repairmen and they always are trying to "fix" the machine.  The problem is simple: GE designed a very noisy and loud freezer.  The only solution is to sell the refrigerator and buy a new one.  You'll only throw money at it trying to fix it because it is freezing perfectly and is just one repairman's "I think this will solve it" after another.  No definite solutions.  If you still can, return it or complain about not being "fully satisfied" if you purchased a protection plan from the store you go *** at.

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    RE: Solution #2

    It looks like that motherboard is for the single speed fridges. Basically meaning that you are swapping out your "energy efficient" multi-speed motherboard (that you paid extra for in the first place) and reducing it back to a normal single speed fridge.

    Awesome for solving the problem. Too bad it means we should have just bought the lower model to begin with! I just went and got a new fridge... Going to sell the old one on Craiglslist as a garage fridge.



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I have a GSL25JFPH BS refrigerator by GE. It made the whirring sound, a repairman came out and told me that the fan motor needed replacing, price of $277. I sent him away, and after a few minutes on the internet, saw on this site that a new circuitboard (part# WR55X10656) should fix it. I found it on ebay for $83, and it took about fifteen minutes to install. No more whirring!!

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    ok, after I sent the Sears man away, I did looked on the internet (maybe this site) and saw a recommendation to replace the circuit board (part# WR55X10656) to correct the problem. I found one at the best price on eBay, it took about fifteen minutes to install, and the problem was solved. no more whirring!




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OK.... THis may sound strange, but the problem is the fan location on the shaft of the fan motor. I replaced my motor assembly.. and when it came time to put the fan on the shaft it slides on to no particular position. The old fan motor still works good... All you need to do is pull the fan forward a little on the shaft and it will change the air flow pattern through the cavity. THey should have put a clip in place to hold the fan blades.

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Sounds like a evapurator fan motor in freezer..  take back panel of freezer and look for frost build up or anything that may be touching the fan to make noise.. IF noise comeing from fan replace it

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