My 3 year old GE side by side refrigerator (GSS23SGSB) suddenly has a rough, rumbling noise coming from the freezer compartment. It's like the motor is running roughly. That's Problem A.
Problem B is that our condo developer wedged the fridge in so tightly that I'm worried I might not be able to pull it out in case maintenance has to be done at the rear. Is there a trick to using the rollers -- i.e, to make sure they're not locked or immobilized or something?
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I know nothing about your model, but in my experience with refrigerators over the last 40 years, they can make a whole range of different noises at different times. There's even a note in the manual of my GE side by side something to the effect that strange noises are to be expected. I'm amazed at the range of different sounds that comes from our 10 year old GE. It's hard to say ignore noises because I never ignore a new noise from my car, but unless the same noise repeats under similar conditions, I'd not rush into trying to 'fix; it.
This might more simple than it seems, or maybe not. Try pulling both handles downward to lock them in. The handles are removedjust as easy by pulling them up. My first guess is either it never was fully seated or second the handle has slop between the locking area "manufacture defect". Let me know please.
If it is cooing fine, then the noise is probably your evaporator fan (the one inside your freezer). This can be cause by one of several things. The motor on this fan may be going bad, or, more likely, you may have a build up of ice around the blades that are touching the fan. This may be caused by a defrost circuit that has gone bad, or, the freezer may have been open alot lately and there is an excess of frost that hasn't melted away yet. If you can, manually defrost the freezer and see if it goes away. If it doesn't, it's probably the fan motor. If it does, and then comes back, it's probably the defrost circuit. Hope this helps!
Yes, it could be the water filter. Also check to make sure the water is turned on and that any lines to the refrigerator aren't kinked or crushed somewhere. It's also possible that you will not be making any ice as well if your appliance has an ice maker
Usually the groaning noise is from a locked up icemaker. Remove the icemaker and defrost it with hot water. Check to make sure the unit is in good shape and not chipping. Let it dry out and then reinstall.