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GE profile fridge making loud humming noise

Hello. I have a GE profile fridge with french doors and the pull out freezer drawer. Last night the freezer drawer did not get closed all the way. Now the fridge is making a loud humming noise and even though I closed the freezer drawer the temperature is still high in the fridge and freezer as if the fridge is now not cooling. When I pull the fridge out, unplugged it, waited an hour, removed the back panel, and plugged it back in I can hear the compressor come on and right above the back panel opening I hear the loud buzzing. If I put my hand on it I can feel vibration, but I cannot access this area of the fridge. Can you help?

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The door being open so long caused warm moist air to collect and freeze inside the unit.

Take everything out, unplug it and let it thaw out for an entire day. All the frost will thaw, and probably run water all over the place so put towels down.

When you plug it back it, it should work fine.

Posted on Jul 26, 2014

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SOURCE: Loud humming noise as fridge is running

Sounds like the freezer fan is rubbing some wires or possible some foam insulation around the fan. I would look into the freezer compartment fan and go from there. The fan Will Shut off when you open the doors. Let me know how you make out and if you need anymore help.

Thanks,
Bill

Posted on May 15, 2008

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SOURCE: GE Profile 25.1 cu. ft. fridge is too large for door entrance

yes you can, or just removed the bottom drawer, open the upper doors and slide the refrigeraro thru the doorway by just swinging it thru. a mover friend of mine showed me that trick at it work great.

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SOURCE: GE Profile French Door Bottom Freezer not cooling

I am experiencing the same problem with my GE fridge. We have already tried the Turbo Cool, but nothing seems to help.
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Carol

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: My ge profile fridge won't stay cold. the fridge is at 45 deg.

First things first - pull the fridge/freezer out from the wall, and look at the bottom.  You should see a metal coil somewhere - it probably needs to be cleaned.  Next, somewhere around the compressor (the big bulky thing in the bottom of the freezer) should be a fan blowing on the coil - make sure it is running.  That MIGHT have been the buzzing noise you describe - dirt on the fan blades or the fan hitting something.  Additionally, you can check the fan on the inside of the freezer - if it is stuck and/or not working, the air won't circulate properly, and you'll get pockets of different temperatures in your freezer.
Best of luck!

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Freezer temp on GE profile

This is by design. It should be warm. This is where the heat exchanger is located to save space.

No worries.... right now it is being over-worked until it reaches operating temp.

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