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Rattling noise coming from bottom of side-by-side GE refrigerator

Fugie

Premium Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2011
Messages
16
Location
San Francisco, CA
Model Number
PSCF3RGXCFBB
Brand
GE
Age
1-5 years
In the last few weeks I've noticed a rattling noise coming from underneath the fridge, whenever it starts up. The rattling noise eventually tapers off, but the duration of the noise can be anywhere from 3-5 minutes. It also seems that maybe the noise is getting louder over time. The fridge is operating normally, but I'm worried this noise is a warning of something about to fail. The unit is about 5 years old.

Thanks for your help!
 

jeff1

Appliance Tech - Moderator
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Oct 10, 2004
Messages
24,271
Location
Ontario, Canada
Hi,

It also seems that maybe the noise is getting louder over time. The fridge is operating normally, but I'm worried this noise is a warning of something about to fail
Pull the refrigerator out ( careful of power cord and water line ), remove back lower cover and see if you can ID what/where the noise is coming from.....condenser fan motor, compressor, tubing rattling, etc.

Condenser-Fan-Motor-WR60X10209-00656731.jpg Condenser fan motor, DC voltage Manufacturer Number WR60X10209

Fan-Blade-WR60X10206--01020567.jpg Blade conf fan asm Manufacturer Number WR60X10206

jeff.
 
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