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GTH18HBTZRWW GE fridge freezer makes periodic loud noise behind freezer compartment

trooper1954

Premium Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2011
Messages
134
Location
BC,Canada
Model Number
GTH18HBTZRWW
Brand
GE
Age
6-10 years
Brand GE
Age 6-10years
Model GTH18HBTZRWW

The above model fridge makes a loud humming type sound every few hours from behind the back wall of the freezer area. When I tap the back wall of the freezer compartment the sound diminishes. I'm thinking it may be something to do with the evaporator Fan set up....maybe the fan blades rubbing on something? The fridge and freezer are both working fine. Any ideas would be appreciated
Thanks
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
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Messages
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Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

I'm thinking it may be something to do with the evaporator Fan set up

I tend to agree.
Fan motors and fan motor blades often make noises. Bad motor, blade slipping on the shaft, both.

If needed:

Evaporator-Fan-Motor-WR60X31522-01993337.jpg
LINK> Evaporator fan motor (with video help)

Fan-Blade-WR60X10204-00743574.jpg
LINK> Evaporator fan motor blade

jeff sr.
 
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