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I have a GE french door fridge bottom freezer motor makes…

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I have a GE...

I have a GE french door fridge bottom freezer motor makes terrible noises when I open the freezer the noise stops

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

5 years old Model # gfss6pkbss

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If I can

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago

The noise you're hearing is the evaporator fan motor running inside the freezer behind the back wall. This could be due to the fan going bad, or there may be ice/frost build up around the fan blade causing the noise. You could remove everything from the refrigerator and freezer and unplug the unit for 24 hours to allow all ice to thaw out, then try the unit again and if the noise is gone, then you know it was just ice or frost. Otherwise, a quicker but more difficult way to determine the issue is to unplug the unit and remove everything out of the freezer. Remove the back panel inside the freezer and if there is ice build up around the fan, use a hair dryer to thaw it out. If there is no ice build up, replace the fan motor.

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Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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