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I have a GE refrigerator that is only 3 years old. There is

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I have a GE refrigerator that is only 3 years old. There is a noise that seems to be originating in the freezer motor (it's a top mount freezer)When I unplug it and replug it the noise subsides for a period of time. It happened a couple months ago, and started again today and has today started making the noise just a few hours after replugging it in. Any ideas as to what's causing it and what I might do to fix it?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
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When you say freezer motor do you mean from behind the panel in the freezer?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Yes, it is emanating from the rear at the top of the unit.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Ok can you give me the model number from the sticker inside the fridge please.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I'm sorry, by "at the top" I mean from behind where the freezer is on top of the refrigerator.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Ok if you can give me the model number Ill take a look.

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Thanks if you could give me a moment to look that up.
Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
Ok sounds to me like the evaporator fan motor has worn or the blade has gotten caked up with frost, Remove the food from the freezer then remove the shelfs, Once out remove the panel on the inside rear of the freezer. When the panel is out you will see the fan, Check to make sure the fan is not clogged with frost, if it is thaw the frost with a hair dryer.

If the fan is not covered in frost then replace the motor it is likely worn.

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Expert:  Mike replied 4 years ago.
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